Issue details

Member Grant Scheme - Review

To consider the results of a review of the Member Grants Schemes and agree any improvements/changes.


The schemes allow Members to fund projects that have been directly promoted by local communities which would not normally be funded by KCC. This is a fundamental part of putting the citizen control in accordance Bold Steps for Kent.


Member satisfaction with the MHF process was reported to have fallen in the last H&T tracker survey, with some Members feeling that the process was too slow and bureaucratic. In addition, staff had spent a disproportionate amount of time designing and promoting schemes which were not then taken forward to construction. This review seeks to directly address these issues by suggesting ways in which bureaucracy can be reduced and scheme delivery speeded up. 

Financial Implications: No impact on existing budgets

Legal Implications: None

Equality Implications: None



Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Division affected: (All Division);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 25/07/2013

Decision due: Not before 30th Dec 2013 by Leader and Cabinet Member for Health Reform
Reason: In order that the matter may be considered by the Environment, Highways and Transport Cabinet Committee at the meeting scheduled for 3 Octoober 2013

To consider a review of the Member Grant Scheme and agree any improvements/changes to it.

Lead director: Mike Austerberry, John Burr, Amanda Honey

Department: Growth, Environment & Transport

Contact: Andy Corcoran, Traffic Schemes & Member Highway Fund Manager Tel: 01233 648302 e-mail:


The outcomes of the review and proposed changes to the scheme will be considered by the Environment Highways and Waste cabinet Committee on 3 October 2013 and the Communities Cabinet Committee in December 2013


Internal consultation has been, and will continue to be, undertaken while the final proposals are being developed.

Financial implications: Lead officer: Andy Corcoran, Highways & Transportation Tel: 01233 648302 e-mail: Lead Director: John Burr, Highways & Transportation Tel: 01622 694192 e-mail:

Legal implications: 13/00062 - revised, now 13/00088