Agenda item

Homestart - Grant Request


This subject was due to be discussed as part of Agenda Item 8 however with the permission of the Chair, this item was moved up the agenda so the member of public could hear the discussion and outcome.


Following questions to the Homestart representative the Committee received and considered the grant application. They recognised the issues that Homestart faced with raising funds in order to provide essential support to families with young children. Though they hold reserves and are not at risk of closure these funds are necessary to provide future reassurance.


Councillor R Smith proposed the approval of a £10,000 grant, this was seconded by Councillor J Aitman and a vote was taken. All members were in agreement.





1.                That, the correspondence be noted and,

2.                That, a grant of £10,000 be made to Homestart, £8,400 from the remaining Youth Services Budget (4169/408) and £1,600 from the general grants budget (4100/407).