Agenda item - Youth Service Update and Use of Housing Revenue Account Funding

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Agenda item

Youth Service Update and Use of Housing Revenue Account Funding

Report of the Executive Director, Families, Children & Learning

Decision:

1)    That the Committee note the report.

 

2)    Agree that a progress report is considered by the Committee in June 2019.

Minutes:

13.1         Caroline Parker gave a brief overview of the Youth Service Update and Use of Housing Revenue Account Funding, it was stated that an effort was made to report how funding was used. Feedback regarding the level of detail was requested.

 

13.2         Councillor Brown stated she looked forward to the participation of Council tenants in future and wondered the Arc project had taken place yet. She noted various that various awards were not available and enquired about the possibility of any further external funding.

 

13.3         Caroline Parker confirmed that the Arc project was delayed. It was stated that funding had already been achieved and that a search for other revenue streams for access to arts council funding.

 

13.4         Martin Jones enquired if youth services were no longer needed due to their status and further enquired as to the reason for the gap in funding and if it had been addressed.

 

13.5         Caroline Parker stated there was a reduction of youth services during the re-commissioning process. She confirmed an additional 90 thousand pounds was to be agreed in consultation with the cross party youth working group. It was clarified that a process was being structured to provide a process for providers to apply.

 

13.6         Martin Jones further enquired if there was a possibility for application of funding for providers that had been previously had been left behind by the re-commissioning process.

 

13.7         Caroline Parker clarified that the process was still ongoing; she noted that the intention was for a wider range of providers to be able to apply including existing youth providers.

 

13.8         RESOLVED – that the following recommendations be agreed:

 

1)        That the Committee note the report.

 

2)        Agree that a progress report is considered by the Committee in June 2019.

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