Decision details

Community Projects Fund

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes




  1. That the proposed process, criteria and governance for managing the Community Projects Fund (CPF) be approved;

  2. That the role of the Member Task Group in helping to shape the CPF be noted;

  3. That £300k of revenue funding in 2020/21 from the Corporate Feasibility budget is approved, to help establish a core CPF team to manage the delivery of the fund as well as other set up costs, on the understanding that the ongoing cost of managing the Fund will be built into the Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) from 2021/22;


  1. Delegated authority to approve funding awards, including the ability to transfer appropriate amounts from the capital pipeline to the capital programme, as well as to make funding awards to successful applicants in the following three bands is approved, on the understanding that the named decision maker will make such decisions after receiving and giving due consideration to the recommendations from the CPF Panel:


·         Projects up to £100K – delegated to the Executive Director for Environment, Transport and Infrastructure

·         Projects between £100K and 500K – delegated to the appropriate Cabinet Member as determined by the Leader

·         Projects over £500K – decision taken by Cabinet


  1. An initial phase of community co-development to test key aspects of the CPF as set out in this report prior to the formal launch of the Fund in the Autumn is approved;


  1. A further report in September confirming the outcome of the co-development phase and the final details of the Fund is supported. 


Reasons for Decisions:


The development of the Community Project Fund (CPF) represents a significant opportunity for Surrey County Council (SCC) to invest in a meaningful and lasting way in communities. The recommendations in the report will enable the Fund to be developed in a way that ensures that the right level of due diligence and ensuring value for money is achieved from the Fund’s investments, while at the same time ensuring that the Fund is as accessible as possible.

[The decisions on this item can be called in by the Communities, Environment and Highways Select Committee]


Publication date: 22/07/2020

Date of decision: 21/07/2020

Decided at meeting: 21/07/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 30/07/2020

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