Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adult Care
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To seek approval for provision of grant funds
to the six organisations that currently provide activity preventing
social isolation, for a period of up to 1 year from 1 April 2023 to
31 March 2024
That the Cabinet Member approves
1. the provision of grants totalling £71,405 to the six organisations listed in paragraph 1.2 of Appendix 1 that currently provide social activity for a period of up to 1 year from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024 as set out in this report; and
2. the provision of grants totalling £5,784 to the two organisations listed in paragraph 1.2 of Appendix 1 that currently provide social activity for a period of up to 6 months from 1 April 2023 to 30 September 2023 as set out in this report.
The assessments completed for the social activity, determined that future funding should be secured through a commissioning process. The commissioning process will not be in place by 1 April 2023. The interim grants proposed in this report align to agreed grant policies and processes and will bridge any gap between the current provision and future commissioning pathways to ensure continuity of service whilst commissioning plans are executed. In addition, the continued award of these grants will allow time for a fair and robust competitive application process to be put in place by no later than 31 December 2023, for funding to be made available from 1 April 2024.
The Council could do nothing and allow the current grant to end on 31 March 2023. This would impact those organisations currently delivering the social activity and potentially leave some vulnerable people without support. By making an interim fixed term grant this would ensure continuity of service until alternative arrangements are put in place.
Publication date: 25/01/2023
Date of decision: 25/01/2023
Effective from: 02/02/2023