The Area Council Manager introduced the report, reminding Members of the allocations to the Dearne Development Fund made in previous years, and the successful outcomes due to the investment. It was felt that the scheme held to meet Area Council Priorities and provided value for money.
A suggestion was made that a further £60,000 be allocated to the Dearne Development Fund for the 2019/20 financial year.
(i) That £60,000 be allocated to the Dearne Development Fund for the 2019/20 financial year to be allocated in grants of £1,000-15,000; and
(ii) That Dearne Development Fund be allocated using mechanisms previously agreed by the Area Council, with the Service Director, Stronger, Safer and Healthier Communities authorised to approved grants of between £1,000 and £15,000 in consultation with the Dearne Development Fund Panel.