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Process for Funding Work on Anti-Poverty Strategy Outcomes

A) Agree the process for funding City Council services and external bodies to deliver outcomes that contribute to the City Council’s Anti-Poverty Strategy.

B) Agree to carry out a review of the process for allocating all City Council grants to external bodies.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £300,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 21/05/2018

Decision due: 28 Jun 2018 by Executive Councillor for Communities

Lead member: Executive Councillor for Communities

Department: Corporate Strategy

Contact: David Kidston, Strategy and Partnerships Manager.

Additional Information: This is a key item and will automatically appear on the agenda.

Background Information: The report will propose amendments to the current process for allocating City Council funding to Council services and external bodies (including voluntary & community sector bodies) to deliver outcomes that contribute to the City Council’s Anti-Poverty Strategy. It will also propose a wider review of all City Council external grants processes is carried out, with a view to improving the consistency, transparency, accountability and efficiency of the council’s funding arrangements overall and to enhance compliance with emerging procurement best practice.

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