Agenda item

Progress Report

Report of the Chief Grants Officer and Director of City Bridge Trust


The Committee received the regular progress report of the Chief Grants Officer & Director of City Bridge Trust (CGO) and discussed the updates provided.


Brexit Update


The CGO provided the Committee with a verbal update on Brexit. Officers had liaised with the NCVO who had produced a Brexit preparation guide which was proving popular within the sector. A number of different aspects of the charity sector were being taken into account, such as structural funds. The Government had pledged to underwrite all successful bids for EU funding until the end of the current funding cycle in 2023. Whilst there were many variables and uncertainty, conversations were ongoing regarding mitigation of the impact of a no-deal Brexit on themes relevant to the sector such as immigration status, social division and inequality.


The CGO advised the Committee that a full briefing note would be circulated to Members, including a link to the NCVO publication.


Impact and Learning Update


The CGO advised that Renaisi, the Bridging Divides learning partner, was conducting work on the values of City Bridge Trust, and as part of this work Members would be invited to contribute their views. The Chair added that responses to the survey would be appreciated.


RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

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