Full text of "Cabinet"
Report of: Director of Resources
Date: 17 May 2021
Cabinet Portfolio: Finance
WELSH CHURCH ACT FUND 2021-22: FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
One application is attached that requires approval by Cabinet.
Welsh Church Act Fund Balance
The Council currently holds £442,920.71 of which £36,096 is committed,
leaving a balance of £406,824.71.
Approval of Welsh Church Act Fund Grants
In Section 4 of the Constitution — Functions Reserved by the Cabinet,
Function 8 states “Payment of grants/financial assistance over a financial
threshold as determined by the Cabinet from time to time” and “In relation to
Function 8 above, the current limit determined by Cabinet is £5,000 for small
business grants and £2,000 in all other cases”.
Due to this, Cabinet approve all Welsh Church Act Fund grants exceeding
£2,000 with the Director of Resources approving those below £2,000.
Following discussion with Cabinet, it is proposed that approval of all Welsh
Church Act Fund grants exceeding £2,000 is delegated to the Cabinet Member
Comments by Director of Resources
The financial issues are included in the body and Appendix to the report. In
accordance with the current policy for Full Cost Recovery, the Finance and
Internal Audit Services will be recovering the cost of their time administering
this service from the Welsh Church Act Fund balance.
Comments by Head of Legal and Democratic Services
There are no legal issues arising from this report.
Comments by Head of Human Resources
There are no human resources issues arising from this report.
The award of financial assistance has been considered against the five ways
of working (long term, prevention, integration, collaboration, involvement) in
the Well-being of Future Generations sustainable development principle.
Important issues to note are the financial assistance preventing deterioration
of the Churches, and safeguarding them for future generations.
The award of financial assistance is unlikely to impact on any specific groups
as defined within the Equality Act 2010.
Finally, the award of financial assistance is unlikely to impact on the Council’ s
obligations under the Welsh Language Standard Regulations 2015.
(a) That the application be approved.
(b) That delegated approval be granted to the Cabinet Member for Finance to
approve Welsh Church Act Fund grants exceeding £2,000.
REASON FOR RECOMMENDATION:
To continue to support local Organisations.
Background Documents: None
St. Mary's Church, Carew
PEMBROKESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL - WELSH CHURCH ACT FUND
APPLICATION FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE 2021-22
Repairs to Ceiling
COST OF WORKS RECOMMENDATION
(Including VAT) (SUBJECT TO GRANT