Asset & Estate Management, Sport, Leisure & Culture Cabinet Member – Minutes – 13 July 2011

1  (1)  LEISURE GRANT AID APPLICATIONS – The Director of Infrastructure Services submitted a report seeking consideration of applications received by the council for financial assistance.

The key points of the report were that:

  • There were two different leisure grant aid schemes.
  • There were eight applications for grant aid to consider against the scheme criteria and available funds 

The report highlighted that Sports Grants to Individuals scheme helped athletes selected to national teams/squads. The maximum grant was £500 towards travel and training costs and free off peak access to fitness centres and swimming pools in council run facilities.  Only those sports recognised by Sport England were eligible. 

The Leisure Capital Grant Programme scheme helped community sport, arts or heritage capital projects.  The most granted was normally £15,000. It was explained that Groups could apply for one grant of up to £30,000 in any five-year period if the total cost of the project was more than £60,000.

The applications received met the criteria in the relevant grant aid scheme for assistance up to the level shown in the attached table.

Resolved – That the recommended level of grant support, set out in appendix 1 to the report, be approved. 

The following items contain exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended). 

2  (2)  PROPERTY TRANSACTION SCHEDULE – The Director of Infrastructure Services submitted a report seeking for consideration, and where necessary approval, of a schedule containing the terms of all recently negotiated property transactions.

The schedules covered both operational and commercial property.

Resolved – That the schedule appended to the report be approved.

3  (3) COMMUNITY RECREATION – CHANGES TO STAFFING ESTABLISHMENT – The Director of Infrastructure Services submitted a report seeking approval to change the staffing establishment of the Sport, Play and Community Development Team (SPCDT).

The report outlined that the service was required to achieve reductions in staff spending to achieve budget targets, that staffing resources needed to be aligned to the achievement of key priorities and outcomes for the service and that Sport England had agreed to award North Lincolnshire Council a grant of £543,557 over three years towards the Door Step Sport initiative.

Financial and staffing implications were detailed in the report.

Resolved – (a) That the grant offer from Sport England of £543,557 to deliver Door Step Sport be accepted, and (b) that the proposed changes to the staffing establishment, set out in Option 1 of the report be approved.