The Area Council Manager provided the Area Council with a financial position and forecast for expenditure based on the projects that have been proposed with a view to determining which of the existing financial commitments the North Area Council wishes to continue to fund.
(i) The North Area Council note the existing budget position and forecast for the funding commitments and that the North Area will receive a budget of £400,000 for the period 2017/18.
(ii) All North Area Ward Alliances are eligible for an additional £10,000 devolved from the Area Council budget.
(iii)Members note the recommendations from the Anti-Poverty Steering Group regarding an intention to continue with a similar service.
(iv)Members note and implement the recommendations from the Environmental Priority Working Group to continue with a refined service from September 2017.
(v) The Area Council use the uncommitted Stronger Communities Grant funding for 2016/17 and 2017/18 totalling £65,108.50 as follows:
(a) YMCA – YMCA Community Youthwork: £6735
(b) Reds in the Community – Walking Football Fit Reds: £7062
(c) Reds in the Community – Premier League Kicks: £11,503.50
(d) Royal Voluntary Service (RVS) – Barnsley North Looking Out for Older People: £19,557.