Agenda item

Report on the Use of Ward Alliance Funds (Dac.22.05.2023/9)


The Area Council Manager submitted a report on the spend to date from the Ward  Alliance Funds within the Dearne North and South Area.


It was noted that with the Dearne North Ward there was a balance of £2,282.17 to carry forward over for 2023/24 and within Dearne South, £6,031.04 remaining to carry over to 2023/24 and a detailed breakdown of expenditure was provided as an appendix to the report.  The Area Council Manager also reported that this meant the starting balances for the current financial year 2023/24 was £12,282.17 for Dearne North and £16,031.04 for Dearne South.


Laura Hammerton, the Area Council Link Officer, referred to the work of Family Hubs that would be helping to support and establish various groups and to the possibility that such groups might want to seek financial support from the Ward Alliances and other funding agencies.  It was noted that such groups would have to be properly constituted.  The Area Council Manager stated that support could be offered both in the form of signposting to funding streams and in developing applications for funding from Ward Alliances and also in terms of appropriate training opportunities.


RESOLVED that the Ward Alliance Fund Report, inclusive of spend to date for the Deane North and South Wards together with the funding available for the 2023/24 financial year be noted.


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