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Strategic Initiative - Funder Plus Phase 1

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report of the Chief Grants Officer and Director of City Bridge Trust, seeking approval for two grants under the first phase of the new CBT Funder Plus offer, one to the Cranfield Trust and the other to Locality. It was envisaged that three grants of up to £150,000 (from the £500,000 agreed from the 2018/19 grants budget towards this first phase) would be awarded to providers of civil society support in London to each work with a cohort of CBT grantees to provide a Triage and Connect programme over 12 months to test what good ‘diagnostics’, ‘connecting’ and ‘supporting’ looks like. The process for procuring a Managing and Learning Partner was also underway. If approved, City Bridge Trust would work with both organisations to ensure both offers were aligned.

 

The Committee was advised that it was important that neither organisation used the offer for self-benefit, but there may be some flexibility if the offer was genuinely the most appropriate. A third grant recommendation would be brought to the January meeting of the Committee.

 

RESOLVED – That the City Bridge Trust Committee:

 

a)    Approve a grant of £150,000 to the Cranfield Trust towards a Triage and Connect programme to support the delivery of Phase One of the Trust’s new Funder Plus offer;

 

b)    Approve a grant of £150,000 to Locality towards a Triage and Connect programme to support the delivery of Phase One of the Trust’s new Funder Plus offer; and

 

c)    Approve a condition on both grants that the two organisations work with CBT to ensure their respective budgets and the numbers of beneficiaries are appropriately aligned.

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