Decision details

Rochdale North Township Funds 2023/24

Decision Maker: Rochdale North Township Delegated Sub-Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Members to be updated on revenue and capital expenditure, commitments and balances of Rochdale North Township Funds 2023/24 and enable the allocation of funds to proposed projects.

Decisions:

The Sub-Committee gave consideration to a report of the Townships Business Officer which provided an update on revenue and capital expenditure, commitments and balances of Rochdale North Township Funds 2023/24 and to enable the allocations of funds to proposed projects.

 

Members were informed that the Rochdale North Township Capital Funds available for allocation was £2,078 and that the Rochdale North Township Revenue (Projects) Funds available for allocation was £27,782.

 

Concerns were raised in relation to the current capital budget not being sufficient to fund the applications that had been received. It was suggested by Members that applicants be informed of insufficient funds available prior to future Rochdale North Township Delegated Sub-Committee meetings.

 

Alternatives considered:
Members were asked to decide whether or not to approve the allocations of funds to projects as appropriate.

 

Resolved:

1.    That consideration be given to reviewing the Rochdale North Township Delegated Sub-Committee terms of reference with regard to applications for funding exceeding the funds available;

 

2.    That the expenditure, commitments and balances of the Rochdale North Township Revenue and Capital Funds, as detailed in Appendices 1 and 2 of the submitted report, be noted;

 

3.    That the decisions made under delegated authority as detailed in Appendix 3 of the submitted report be noted;

 

4.    That the Sub-Committee notes that the Townships and Communities Manager has assessed the proposed projects to be considered for funding against the criteria of eligibility for the Rochdale North Township Fund, the priorities of the Township and any specific risks have been identified within the report;

 

5.    That the Townships and Communities Manager, in consultation with the Chair, Vice Chair and opposition spokesperson of the Sub-Committee, be given delegated authority to make decisions on any deferred projects;

 

6.    That applications for Rochdale North Township Funds 2023/2024 as outlined at Appendix 4 of the submitted report be dealt with as follows:

 

 

Reference

Applicant

Decision

RP/16/23

 

Dales Volleyball Club

Approved - £3,120 from Revenue (Projects) Funds for a men’s volleyball club.

 

RP/19/23

 

Rochdale Underwater Hockey Club

 

Approved - £2,058 from Revenue (Projects) Funds to help with the promotion of Rochdale Underwater Hockey Club.

 

RP/20/23

 

Kashmir Youth Project

Approved - £3,000 from Revenue (Projects) Funds for the delivery of local BAME sewing classes.

 

RP/21/23

 

Parkrun UK

Approved - £4,800 from Revenue (Projects) Funds to provide a weekly junior parkrun at Falinge Park.

 

RP/23/23

 

Caring and Sharing

Application deferred to the next meeting.

 

RP/26/23

 

Basa Rochdale CIC

Approved - £2,550 from Revenue (Projects) Funds for the delivery of a 10 week health and wellbeing programme.

 

TC/22/23

 

Bangladesh Association & Community Project

 

Application deferred to the next financial year.

TC/26/23

 

Central Rochdale Ward Councillor

 

Application deferred to the next financial year.

TC/27/23

 

Spotland & Falinge Ward Councillors

 

Application deferred to the next financial year.

TC/31/23

 

Central Rochdale Ward Councillors

 

Application deferred to the next financial year.

TC/33/23

 

Spotland & Falinge Ward Councillors and Spotland & Falinge Area Forum

 

Refused - the application would be referred to Highways to seek alternative funding.

 

TC/34/23

 

Wardleworth Community Centre

 

Application deferred to the next financial year.

 

 

Reasons for the decision:

Management of the Rochdale North Township Fund is delegated to the

Rochdale North Township Delegated Sub-Committee.

 

Rochdale North Township Funds are allocated to projects that benefit the

Township’s community and environment, and realise the Township priorities.

 

To enable the Sub-Committee to monitor and review the use of the Rochdale

North Township Funds to ensure continued efficient and effective use of the

funds.

 

Eligible for Call-In: Yes

Report author: Sharron Worrall

Publication date: 04/12/2023

Date of decision: 30/11/2023

Decided at meeting: 30/11/2023 - Rochdale North Township Delegated Sub-Committee

Effective from: 12/12/2023

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