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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Lead Director: John Burr, Highways & Transportation Tel: 01622 694192 e-mail: email@example.com
Legal implications: 13/00062 - revised, now 13/00088