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Grants

Requested on
Wed 13th November, 2013
Reference
FOI 3584
Resolution
Information provided

Question

Request 1 – Engagement with the VCS

Please send me the following information by email:

a. The number of consultations (including average length of consultation period) issued concerning changes to local policies which took place from April 2012 to April 2013.
b. The number of consultations (including average length of consultation period) issued about changes to funding arrangements with the voluntary and community sector (through grants and contracts) which took place from April 2012 to April 2013.
c. The number of changes to funding arrangements with the voluntary and community sector (through grants and contracts) issued from April 2012 to April 2013 where less than three months’ notice was given directly to the affected organisation about the specific changes affecting them.
d. The number of changes to funding arrangements issued from April 2012 to April 2013 where three months or more notice was given directly to the affected organisation about the specific changes affecting them
e. The total number of changes to funding arrangements with the voluntary and community sector (through grants and contracts) from April 2012 to April 2013.
f. The number of impact assessments issued prior to policy or funding decisions being made and/or implemented from April 2012 to April 2013.
g. Whether your local authority is currently a signatory to a local Compact, and if so, which one.


Request 2 – Grants and contract spend in 2012-13

Please send me the following information by email:

Grants issued to the voluntary and community sector in 2012-13

a. The total amount of expenditure issued to voluntary and community sector organisations through all your local authority grants programmes for the year 2012-13.
b. The total number of grants issued to voluntary and community sector organisations during the year 2012-13.
c. Your total grant budget for the year 2012-13, including all local authority grant fund programmes.

Contracts issued to the voluntary and community sector in 2012-13

d. The total amount of expenditure through direct contracts (defined as an agreement made directly with a voluntary sector organisation or group of organisations to deliver services on behalf of the council) to voluntary and community sector organisations for the year 2012-13.
e. The total number of direct contracts issued to voluntary and community sector organisations during the year 2012-13.
f. Your total contract budget for the year 2012-13, including all local authority contract programmes.

Budget allocation

g. Your total budget allocation for the year 2012-13, including local revenue, business rates and grant allocation provided by central government.


Request 3 – Expected grants and contract spend in 2013-14

Please send me the following information by email:

Grants issued to the voluntary and community sector in 2013-14

a. The total amount of your budget allocation anticipated to be issued to voluntary and community sector organisations through all your local authority grants programmes for the year 2013-14.
b. The total anticipated number of grants issued to voluntary and community sector organisations during the year 2013-14.
c. Your total grant budget for the year 2013-14, including all local authority grant fund programmes.

Contracts issued to the voluntary and community sector in 2013-14

d. The total amount of your budget currently allocated to direct contracts (defined as an agreement made directly with a voluntary sector organisation or group of organisations to deliver services on behalf of the council) to voluntary and community sector organisations for the year 2013-14.
e. The total anticipated number of direct contracts issued to voluntary and community sector organisations during the year 2013-14.
f. Your total contract budget for the year 2013-14, including all your local authority contract programmes.

Budget allocation

g. Your total anticipated budget allocation for the year 2013-14, including local revenue, business rates and grant allocation provided by central government.

Answer

Request 1 – Engagement with the VCS

Please send me the following information by email:
 
a.        The number of consultations (including average length of consultation period) issued concerning changes to local policies which took place from April 2012 to April 2013. 1 for 20 days (Housing Allocations Policy)

b.       The number of consultations (including average length of consultation period) issued about changes to funding arrangements with the voluntary and community sector (through grants and contracts) which took place from April 2012 to April 2013. A Strategic Partners consultation was carried out between 4th November 2012 and 31st January 2013 regarding the review of the Strategic Partners Grant scheme for 2013/14 .

c.        The number of changes to funding arrangements with the voluntary and community sector (through grants and contracts) issued from April 2012 to April 2013 where less than three months’ notice was given directly to the affected organisation about the specific changes affecting them. The proposed incremental reduction of 5% on the awarded Strategic Partners Grants was highlighted in the above consultation and confirmed following Cabinet approval in February 2013

d.       The number of changes to funding arrangements issued from April 2012 to April 2013  where three months or more notice was given directly to the affected organisation about the specific changes affecting them  As above

e.       The total number of changes to funding arrangements with the voluntary and community sector (through grants and contracts) from April 2012 to April 2013. One

f.         The number of impact assessments issued prior to policy or funding decisions being made and/or implemented from April 2012 to April 2013. One

g.        Whether your local authority is currently a signatory to a local Compact, and if so, which one. Yes, the Leicestershire Compact


Request 2 – Grants and contract spend in 2012-13
 
Please send me the following information by email:
 
Grants issued to the voluntary and community sector in 2012-13
 
a. The total amount of expenditure issued to voluntary and community sector organisations through all your local authority grants programmes for the year 2012-13. 
Housing Service - £93,000
     Leisure and Culture - £35,300 We no longer have an arts grants programme but we do have an on-going SLA with a participatory arts organisation £34,200

Community Grants - £332,340.
This includes Community Facilities, Community Development, Community Engagement, Loughborough Community, and Strategic Partner Grants.


b. The total number of grants issued to voluntary and community sector organisations during the year 2012-13.
Housing Service – 3
Leisure and Culture – 3
Community Grants - 61 grants.


c.    Your total grant budget for the year 2012-13, including all local authority grant fund programmes.
Housing Service - £93,000
Leisure and Culture - £35,300
Community Grants - £327,400.


Contracts issued to the voluntary and community sector in 2012-13
 
d. The total amount of expenditure through direct contracts (defined as an agreement made directly with a voluntary sector organisation or group of organisations to deliver services on behalf of the council) to voluntary and community sector organisations for the year 2012-13.
Housing Service - £193,000
Leisure and Culture - £34,200
Community Grants - £199,984 – Strategic Partner Grants 2012-13.


e.   The total number of direct contracts issued to voluntary and community sector organisations during the year 2012-13.
Housing Service – 1
Leisure and Culture - 1
Community Grants - 11.


f.    Your total contract budget for the year 2012-13, including all local authority contract programmes.
Housing Service - £193,000
Leisure and Culture - £34,200
Community Grants - £200,000
 
Budget allocation
 
g.   Your total budget allocation for the year 2012-13, including local revenue, business rates and grant allocation provided by central government.
     £16,947,000 general fund

Request 3 – Expected grants and contract spend in 2013-14
 
Please send me the following information by email:
 
Grants issued to the voluntary and community sector in 2013-14
 
a.        The total amount of your budget allocation anticipated to be issued to voluntary and community sector organisations through all your local authority grants programmes for the year 2013-14. 
Housing Service - £104,000
Leisure and Culture - £35,300
Community Grants – Information not held. Grants are applied for throughout the year

b.       The total anticipated number of grants issued to voluntary and community sector organisations during the year 2013-14.
Housing Service – 3
Leisure and Culture – 1
Community Grants - Information not held.  Grants are applied for throughout the year

c.        Your total grant budget for the year 2013-14, including all local authority grant fund programmes.
Housing Service - £104,000
Leisure and Culture - £35,300
Community Grants - £317,400
This includes Community Facilities, Community Development, Community Engagement, Loughborough Community, and Strategic Partner Grants.

Contracts issued to the voluntary and community sector in 2013-14
 
d.       The total amount of your budget currently allocated to direct contracts (defined as an agreement made directly with a voluntary sector organisation or group of organisations to deliver services on behalf of the council) to voluntary and community sector organisations for the year 2013-14.
Housing Service - £193,000
Leisure and Culture - £34,200
Community Grants - £189,986


e.       The total anticipated number of direct contracts issued to voluntary and community sector organisations during the year 2013-14.
Housing Service – 1
Leisure and Culture - £34,200
Community Grants - 11.


f.         Your total contract budget for the year 2013-14, including all your local authority contract programmes.
Housing Service - £193,000
Leisure and Culture - £34,200
Community Grants - £190,000.


 
Budget allocation
 
g.        Your total anticipated budget allocation for the year 2013-14, including local revenue, business rates and grant allocation provided by central government. 
£17,653,000 general fund

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