Agenda item

Ideas Please Initiative - Responding to the Resilience Risk

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


The Committee considered a report of the CGO on the Ideas Please initiative. It was proposed to launch a call for applications through the Ideas Please mechanism. Inviting organisations to design and deliver six-month pilot interventions to develop the resilience of their frontline workers. The proposal had developed from conversations at learning visits and was being also built upon by London Funders. There had been interest from other funders and an offer to contribute to costs had already been received.


Members were positive about the proposal, and suggested that if successful, the proposal might even be applied beyond the charity sector into the public sector. The CGO responded that officers had collected information and learning to this end and would continue to work to draw knowledge together.


RESOLVED – That the City Bridge Trust Committee:


a)    Agree the name of the programme as Responding to the Resilience Risk;


b)    Agree the indicative allocation of funds, as outlined in para 24, from your 2019/20 budget and which includes an allocation of £100,000 for pilot grants; and


c)    Instruct officers to report on funding awarded under designated authority to your Committee in September 2019.

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