Agenda and minutes

Voluntary Sector Funding DCC Consultation, The Executive - Individual Executive Decisions - Friday, 24th April, 2020 10.00 am

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Statement of reasons for the decision


To respond to the Derbyshire County Council consultation on proposals to

change its funding of voluntary and community sector Infrastructure



Alternatives considered:


As set out in paragraph 5 of the report




1.         The Council notes with concern that despite the current COVID-19 situation, the County Council has continued with its consultation, while the voluntary sector is focused on the COVID-19 response;


2.         That the County Council be encouraged to move a proportion of

its current grant allocation to The Bureau (Glossop), New Mills

Volunteer Centre and Connex Community Support (Buxton) from its

VCS infrastructure budget head to one of its other voluntary sector

grants budget heads and funded appropriately;


3.         That the County Council be requested to review in more depth what is actually being provided as VCS infrastructure and what is needed and

consider again how such support can be delivered most effectively

and fairly across the County;


4.         That funding for The Bureau (Glossop), New Mills Volunteer Centre and Connex Community Support (Buxton) should also be considered

within the County Council’s wider aims and the specific needs of

local communities for the services provided and not only as part of

considerations about VCS infrastructure;


5.         That the County Council should be encouraged in relation to both its VCS infrastructure grants and wider VCS grants to engage with other

public sector bodies such as District and Borough Councils and

CCGs with respect to revised proposals.


6.         The Council acknowledges the value of the voluntary sector who have stepped up and gone above and beyond in response to the Covid-19 situation, and that whilst the sectors focus is on the response, calls upon the County Council to delay the consultation and in particular any elements of implementation until the current situation is resolved.




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