The Area Council Manager introduced the item, referring to the recent review of the Ward Alliance. A number of self assessment questionnaires had been completed, the results of which were then considered by a workshop. The review had considered areas such as the current membership; attendance; what is working well; and what is working less well.
Members considered the recommendations put forward following the review. An in depth discussion took place around the need to receive more feedback from grant recipients. It was noted that this was echoed in a recent internal audit of Area Governance arrangements, which suggested that monitoring of grants should be pursued more actively.
Members suggested assigning a lead from the Ward Alliance membership to work with groups, visiting them and ensuring monitoring information was returned.
i) that the report be noted;
ii) that the recommendations of the review be supported and the suggestion of assigning lead members of the Ward Alliance to each grant application be put forward for discussion at the next Alliance meeting.