To consider the head of corporate services’ report.
Councillor Robin Bennett left the meeting room, declaring a non-pecuniary interest in this item as he was involved in an organisation which might apply for an award under the proposed new scheme.
Cabinet considered the head of corporate services’ report, which sought approval to use the funds the council receives from the SO Charitable Lottery community fund to launch a new award scheme, and fund future voluntary and community sector conferences.
Cabinet supported the proposals, noting that the detail of the scheme would now be prepared.
(a) agree to use the funds the council receives from its community lottery scheme, SO Charitable, to establish a new award scheme, which will be open to all voluntary and community organisations in South Oxfordshire; and
(b) agree that the costs for holding an annual Voluntary and Community Sector Conference should be met from the general income received.