Report of the Managing Director of Bridge House Estates and Chief Charities Officer.
Members considered a report of the Managing Director of Bridge House Estates and Chief Charities Officer relative to an update on the Community Infrastructure Levy Neighbourhood Fund (CILNF).
James Lee (Project Manager, Town Clerk’s Department) advised Members that the CIL Neighbourhood Fund launch was delayed as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic and the resulting lockdown in England in spring 2020. Consequently, the launch was postponed to 1 September 2020, after which time the City of London CILNF was opened for applications with £6.2 million available for distribution.
Members noted the high level of officer scrutiny of all grants being made by the City Corporation, as well as engagement with Ward Members and Aldermen where proposals were submitted and concerned a specific Ward. Mr Martinelli suggested that it would be helpful, going forward, to detail Ward specific proposals in the Grant Approved, Withdrawn and Rejected data that was submitted to Members in the update report.
RESOLVED, that –
(i) the update report be noted; and
(ii) the schedule of grants approved, withdrawn and rejected in the first six months of the programme (Appendix 1) be noted.