Decision details

Changes to the Culture and Communities Grants

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Recreation and Heritage

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


It is recommended that:
The Activity Grants Scheme is renamed Culture and Community Activity Grants.
Culture and Recreation Investment Fund grants will not be awarded to the following organisations after 2019/20:-
•Forest Forge Theatre Company, Ringwood
•Gilbert White and the Oates Collection Museum and Field Studies Centre, Selborne
•Making Space (Leigh Park Craft Initiative), Havant
•Phoenix Theatre and Arts Centre, Bordon
•Proteus Theatre Company, Basingstoke
•QE2 Activity Centre, Bursledon
•The Anvil, Basingstoke
•The Point, Eastleigh
A Culture and Recreation Investment Fund grant is not awarded to Whitchurch Silk Mill after 2020/21.
Discussions are held with Winchester’s Theatre Royal and The Spring about future grant funding beyond 2020/21 and 2021/22 respectively.
From 2020/21 onwards Community Associations will only be eligible for a grant from the Community Investment Fund if they are also in receipt of funding from their District or Borough Council.
A new Culture Project Fund is set up for 2019/20, as detailed in 8. below

Report author: Nicola Horsey

Publication date: 14/01/2019

Date of decision: 14/01/2019

Decided at meeting: 14/01/2019 - Executive Member for Recreation and Heritage Decision Day

Effective from: 22/01/2019

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