The Area Council Manager updated the North Area Council regarding the financial position of the Ward Alliance budget for each ward for the 2018/19 period. Members were advised to ensure that further projects requiring funding should now be a priority so that the funding is used within the financial year.
A Member felt that the process was unduly complicated and that the need for matched funding in volunteer time could be a barrier to some projects. There also seems to be some reluctance from community groups to apply for funding.
RESOLVED that each Ward in the North Area Council area prioritises the efficient expenditure of the Ward Alliance Funds 2018/19 in line with the guidance on spend.