Agenda item

Pennines Township Funds 2019/20


The Sub-Committee considered a report of the Director of Neighbourhoods which provided an update on revenue and capital expenditure, commitments and balances of the Pennines Township Funds 2019/20 and which would enable the Sub-Committee to consider the allocation of funds to proposed projects.


Alternatives considered: In considering the report, Members would consider whether or not to approve the allocation of funds to projects as appropriate.



1.            That the expenditure, commitments and balances for Pennines Township revenue and capital funds as detailed in Appendix 1, 1A and 2 of the report be noted;

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

3.            That it be noted that the Townships and Communities Manager has assessed proposed projects to be considered for funding against the criteria of eligibility for the Pennines Township Fund, the priorities of the Township and that any specific risks had been identified in the report;

4.            That the applications for Township Funds 2019/20 be dealt with as outlined in the table below.





Projects Fund




Wardle Anderson Brass Band

Approved: £7,335


New Life Trust, Milnrow

Approved: £9,530


Talented Athlete (family of Isaac Rhodes-Dawson)

Approved: £2,173.50




Approve: £2,355


Milnrow Scouts and Rochdale Borough Council


Approved: £2,000


Blokes at Hare Hill Park (on behalf of Friends of Hare Hill House, Littleborough)

Approved: £4,294

Capital Fund




Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service


Approved: £5,000


Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service

Approved: £9,490


Wardle  Football Club

Approved: £10,201.44


Herb Planters, Featherstall Road, submitted by Councillor Paolucci

The determination of this funding application be delegated to the  Townships and Communities Manager, in consultation with the  Chair and the Vice Chair of this Sub-Committee, pending the submission of an alternative, cost effective proposal


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


Reasons for the decision:

The recommendations in the report were presented as management of the Pennines Township Fund is a function that is delegated to the Pennines Township Delegated and Funding Sub Committee. Pennines Township Funds are allocated to projects that benefit the Township’s community and environment, and realise the Township’s priorities and which will enable the Sub-Committee to monitor and review the use of the Pennines Township Fund to ensure the continued efficient and effective use of the funds.

Eligible for Call-in: Yes

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