Issue - decisions

The next phase of ‘Levelling Up Our Communities’

20/09/2023 - The next phase of ‘Levelling Up Our Communities’

Cllr Mark Hawthorne sought Cabinet approval for further investment of £1,479,954 into projects and activities that will support communities to ‘level up’ in Gloucestershire. The projects and activities would include targeted interventions to address broader levelling up issues which were not necessarily geographically based.

 

Having considered all of the information, Cabinet noted the report and

 

RESOLVED to:

 

Delegate authority to the Director of Public Health in consultation with the Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Public Health and Communities to:

 

1. Allocate £949,954 from the Contain Outbreak Management Fund (COMF) to fund targeted interventions (described in Appendix A of this report) whose purpose shall be to address broader levelling up issues which are not necessarily geographically based such as, but not exclusive to, digital inclusion, cost of living, online harms and community transport.

 

2. Allocate a top up of £530,000 from the Contain Outbreak Management Fund (COMF) to the Build Back Better Councillor Scheme for the purposes of levelling up as part of the council’s ambition to ‘level up’ Gloucestershire

communities (giving an additional £10,000 to each County Councillor to spend in their division).