The item was introduced by the Area Council Manager. At the time of publishing the report £5,927.81 remained for allocation, however since this date £1,000 from Penistone Town Council had been returned and £1,000 from Underneath the Stars had also been returned, giving a balance of £7,927.81.
Members noted that the Ward Alliance had also recently met and recommended further applications for approval, which resulted in a balance of £2,467.81 remaining. It was suggested that Members should formally consider allocating further finance to the Ward Alliance at the next meeting of the Area Council.
The review of Ward Alliance arrangements currently taking place was noted and Members discussed a number of ways in which the consideration of Ward Alliance Fund applications could be improved, and the impact of the fund increased. These included working with groups to consider grant finance from elsewhere and moving to quarterly meetings. It was agreed that the Area Council Manager would feed these into the review.
RESOLVED that the report be noted.