Decision details

Enabling the Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise Sector

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek approval to commission capacity building and infrastructure support to enable the VCSE sector through a grant process for a period of 4 years.


Cabinet authorised the Executive Director (Resources) in consultation with the Deputy Mayor to:


1. Invite VCSE organisations to apply for a grant to enable the VCSE sector to build capacity and provide infrastructure support from 1st October 2020 – 30th September 2024 at a total cost of £1,266,432 (£316,608 p.a.) with the option to extend by 12 months (taking the total cost up to £1,583,040).


2. To enter into a grant agreement with the successful applicant.


3. To pursue the option to extend the current arrangement by 12 months at a further cost of £316,608 if required.

Report author: Penny Germon

Publication date: 03/12/2019

Date of decision: 03/12/2019

Decided at meeting: 03/12/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 11/12/2019

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