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Contact: Alistair MacLellan  Email: alistair.maclellan@cityoflondon.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Tim Campbell, Veronica Wadley and Philip Woodhouse.

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2.

Declarations

Minutes:

Henry Colthurst and Ann Holmes declared an interest in Item 5 (b) City Education Trust Fund – Grant Recommendations (Application – City of London Academy Islington) by virtue of being governors of the City of London Academy Islington.

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3.

Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 44 KB

To receive the sub-committee’s terms of reference for 2018/19 as set by the Education Board at its meeting on 17 May 2018.

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Minutes:

Members considered the terms of reference of the Education Charity Sub (Education Board) Committee as set by the Education Board at its meeting on 17 May 2018.

 

RESOLVED, that the terms of reference be received. 

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4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 78 KB

To agree the public minutes of the meeting held on 21 November 2017.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED, that the minutes of the meeting held on 21 November 2017 be approved as a correct record.

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5.

Grant Recommendations - City Educational Trust Fund (290840) & City of London Corporation Combined Education Charity (312836) pdf icon PDF 79 KB

Report of the Chief Grants Officer.

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Minutes:

Members considered a report of the Chief Grants Officer regarding Grant Recommendations – City Educational Trust Fund (290840) & City of London Corporation Combined Education Charity (312836) and the following points were made.

 

·         In response to comments from the Chairman, the Chief Grants Officer agreed to review and refresh the templates used for assessing grant applications. The refreshed template would include a section covering a review of each grant 12 months after it had been made, to review its level of impact. The Chief Grants Officer noted that the Central Grants Team were undertaking a wider review with a view to adopting a new grants management system.

 

·         In response to comments from Members regarding the 12% recharge fee of Grant Officer time for two charities, the Chief Grants Officer noted that this percentage had been set by the City of London Corporation’s Finance Committee and was for guidance only. The use of timesheets for 2017/18 had demonstrated that it was not necessary to recharge officer time to the two charities up to the level of 12%.

 

 

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5a

Appendix 1 - Eligibility Criteria - The City of London Corporation Combined Education Charity and the City Educational Trust Fund pdf icon PDF 117 KB

Minutes:

Members considered the Eligibility Criteria of the City of London Corporation Combined Education Charity and the City Educational Trust Fund.

 

RESOLVED, that the eligibility criteria be received.

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5b

Appendix 2 - The City Educational Trust Fund - Grant Recommendations pdf icon PDF 207 KB

Minutes:

Members considered the grant recommendations for the City Educational Trust Fund.

 

Ark

 

·         The Chief Grants Officer introduced the application received from Ark and noted that the grant monies would be used to benefit Ark’s London schools. If the scheme proved successful it was likely the scheme would have national benefit. Up to 350 students would benefit from the grant application if it was approved.

 

·         In response to a question from a Member over the fall in income referenced within the financial information submitted by Ark, the Chief Grants Officer advised that this was likely due to the timing of different sets of accounts.

 

·         Members agreed the grant subject to conditions that (a) it be used to benefit London schools and (b) comparative accounts be provided for 2017/18, 2018/19 and (c) a forecast for 2019 be provided.

 

RESOLVED, that subject to receipt of satisfactory financial information, and the condition that the grant be used to benefit London schools and students, Members approve a grant of £25,000 to Ark from the City Educational Trust.

 

Career Ready

 

RESOLVED, that Members approve a grant of £7,800 to Career Ready from the City Educational Trust.

 

City of London Academy Islington

 

·         The Town Clerk noted that this application had been withdrawn from consideration at the meeting due to the interests declared by Henry Colthurst and Ann Holmes and the resulting loss of a quorum.

 

Dr Johnson’s House Trust Ltd

 

·         The Chief Grants Officer noted that the Dr Johnson’s House Trust Ltd was a previous applicant to the City Educational Trust. He confirmed that the application matched the objects of the charity.

 

·         In response to a comment from a Member regarding a £1m decrease in free unrestricted reserves, the Chief Grants Officer noted that a judgement had not been made on the implications that had

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5c

Appendix 3a - The City Educational Trust - Recommendation for Rejection - for Discussion pdf icon PDF 53 KB

Minutes:

Members considered the recommendations for rejection/discussion of applications to the City Educational Trust.

 

Achievement for All (3As) Ltd

 

·         The Chairman and Deputy Chairman noted that they were minded to provide the applicant with some support, particularly given the project potentially benefited the City of London Corporation’s unique mix of state and independent schools in London.

 

·         Recognising that the application did not directly deliver educational activities to beneficiaries, Members carefully considered whether the impact of the proposal would be to advance the objects of the charity. Members also noted that the objects of the City Educational Trust fund relate to specific subject areas and that the charity’s funds could therefore only be applied to those aspects of the research relating to those subjects.

 

RESOLVED, that subject to the receipt of satisfactory financial information, Members approve a grant of £25,000 to Achievement for All (3As) Ltd from the City Educational Charity towards of the costs of the Counterpoint research project that relate to the cultural arts and Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects.

 

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5d

Appendix 3b - The City Educational Trust - Recommendations for Rejection and Withdrawals pdf icon PDF 47 KB

Minutes:

Members considered the recommendations for rejection and withdrawal of applications to the City Educational Trust.

 

RESOLVED, that the following recommendations for rejection of applications to the City Educational Trust be approved:

 

·         Redriff Primary School, City of London Academy

·         Vivify Hub

·         City Year UK

·         Empower Learning Academy Trust T/A Bower Park Academy

 

And that the withdrawal of the following applications be noted:

 

·         MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology)

·         City of London Academy Islington.

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5e

Appendix 4 - The City of London Corporation Combined Education Charity - Grant Recommendations pdf icon PDF 68 KB

Minutes:

Members considered grants recommendations for the City of London Corporation Combined Education Charity.

 

A New Direction London Limited

 

·         In response to a question from a Member, the Chief Grants Officer confirmed that the proposed grant funding was not limited to three teachers.

 

RESOLVED, that Members approve a grant of £9,600 to A New Direction London Limited from the City of London Corporation Combined Education Charity towards the cost of workshops, coaching and roundtable events as part of the Cultural Leadership Programme, conditional on the grant only being applied to benefit London school teachers from maintained schools and academies.

 

Applicant 1

 

·         In response to a question from a Member, the Chief Grants Officer confirmed that the applicant, if granted funding, would meet the balance of their study costs from a student loan.

 

RESOLVED, that Members approve a £5,000 grant from the City of London Corporation Combined Education Charity for Applicant 1 towards the course fees for a MA/PG Dip in Performance (Acting) at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.

 

Applicant 2

 

RESOLVED, that Members approve a £5,000 bursary from the City of London Corporation Combined Education Charity for Applicant 2 towards the purchase of a computer, film equipment and travel costs for the final year of study of a BA in Journalism and Communication at Middlesex University, the funding being conditional on the University distributing the funding to, and purchasing equipment on behalf of, the applicant.

 

 

Applicant 3

 

·         Members requested further information about the applicant’s course costs including how much the applicant had raised so far from other sources and how they proposed to fund any remaining course and associated maintenance costs.

 

RESOLVED, that Members grant delegated authority to the Town Clerk in consultation with the Chairman and Deputy Chairman to reconsider the application once this information had been received.

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6.

Grant Monitoring Reports - Reporting back on projects supported by the Education Charity Sub-Committee pdf icon PDF 55 KB

Report of the Chief Grants Officer.

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Minutes:

Members considered a Grants Monitoring Report of the Chief Grants Officer regarding projects supported by the Education Charity Sub (Education Board) Committee.

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6a

Appendix 1 - Conservator Internship Funding Report pdf icon PDF 728 KB

Minutes:

Members considered a funding report regarding a Conservator Internship.

 

RESOLVED, that the funding report be received.

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6b

Appendix 2 - Queen Mary University Funding Report pdf icon PDF 52 KB

Minutes:

Members considered a funding report regarding Queen Mary University.

 

RESOLVED, that the funding report be received.

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7.

Questions

Minutes:

There were no questions.

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8.

Any Other Business that the Chairman Considers Urgent

Minutes:

There was no other business.

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