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Community grants

Meeting: 31/01/2019 - Cabinet (Item 65)

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To consider the head of community services’ report. 


Councillor Jane Murphy declared a pecuniary interest in the grant application from the South Moreton Community Benefit Society Limited, as she was a shareholder, and left the room during consideration of this item.  Councillor Felix Bloomfield took the chair. 


Cabinet considered the head of community services’ report, which set out details of seven community grant applications.  The applications were considered by the Community Grants Panel on 21 January 2019, which recommended Cabinet to award a grant in each case. 


Cabinet concurred with the panel’s recommendations. 




(a)      award a total of £117,590 in capital grants to the organisations listed below, including any specified non-standard conditions;




Grant awarded

Non-standard conditions

Warborough Parish Council

Play area relocation and improvement, and a new outdoor gym


A satisfactory play inspection is carried out before the final grant payment is released. 

Goring Village Hall

Improvements to the hall stage area (lighting, sounds, curtains)



Little Milton Village Shop Limited

Flooring improvements and a patio area


The applicant to work with the council’s Economic Development team and/or the CFO community business advisor to develop a new business plan before the final grant payment is made. 

Woodcote Village Hall

Lighting/electrical improvements and a projector for the main hall



South Moreton Community Benefit Society Limited

Renovations to the community-owned pub to bring it back into use



Sonning Common Parish Council

Village hall flat roof replacement and insulation



Woodcote Parish Council

Pathway running from zebra crossing to school behind the village hall




(b)      transfer £117,590 from the remaining £145,779 provisional 2018/19 capital grant budget to the approved 2018/19 capital grant budget (cost centre A308) to fund these grants.