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The below information was circulated to current Integrated Grant Fund recipients by Councillor Jennifer Layden, City Convener for Equalities and Human Rights, Glasgow City Council

 

Dear Grant Recipients,

Glasgow City Council has now set its budget for 2019/20.  It gives me great pleasure to confirm that the funding package for the Integrated Grant Fund (IGF) for 2019/20 will not be subject to any savings. This means the majority of IGF grant recipients will receive a one year extension of their current award to 31 March 2020.

As we enter the final year of IGF, I am sure that this decision will provide stability as well as continuity of service for Glasgow citizens who use and value the services provided by the organisations funded via IGF.

I have asked officers from Community Empowerment Services to write to you to outline the next steps of the funding recommendation process including key dates and practical and administrative arrangements for funding for 2019/20. They will be in touch in the next few days.

As you will be aware, we are currently developing a new fund to be delivered from 1 April 2020 and information will be made available in due course on our stakeholder engagement events and how you can attend. We are greatly encouraged by the many organisations that have already expressed their willingness to be involved.

I hope this update has been useful and I have asked Bernadette Monaghan, Director of Community Empowerment and Equalities, and Richard Kelly, Grants and Initiatives Manager, to continue to keep you informed.

 

Kind regards,

Councillor Jennifer Layden,
City Convener for Equalities and Human Rights.

 


Additional information was circulated on behalf of Richard Kelly, Grants and Initiatives Manager - Community Empowerment Services, Glasgow City Council

Dear Grant Recipients,

Further to Cllr Layden's recent email, I now provide an update on the practical and administrative arrangements in relation to Integrated Grant Fund for 2019-20.

 

1. Governance and Approvals

We anticipate that a detailed report on IGF, with specific grant recommendations, will be submitted on the following dates to the respective Committees/Partnerships:

Funding Programme

Committee

Date

IGF Citywide Programmes and confirmation of CPP allocation

City Administration Committee

21 March 2019

IGF Sector Partnership Programmes

South

North East

North West

5 March 2019

8 March 2019

15 March 2019

Glasgow Community Planning Partnership (CPP) Strategic Board

26 March 2019

As in previous years, Sector Partnership recommendations will be put to the Glasgow CPP Strategic Board for final ratification. We anticipate that this process will be completed by 26 March 2019.

 

2. Administration

a. Award Packages

Following the completion of the Governance and Approvals Process, all funded organisations will be issued with an award package comprising of:

  • A Funding Award Letter;

  • A Funding Acceptance Form (FAF); and

  • A copy of the Conditions of Funding.

Please note that the FAF must be returned within 28 days of the issue of the Funding Award Letter.

 

b. Payment Arrangements

The Council will release the equivalent of three months funding for the period 1 April to 30 June 2019 - this will be based on your 2018/19 IGF Award.

All payments and funding requirements remain subject to the Conditions of Funding accepted as part of your 2018/19 IGF Grant Award.

Payments to payroll providers will be made by end March 2019 and block grant payments will be released by mid-April.

If you no longer require this payment then please contact your Monitoring Officer/Assistant.

 

c. Funding Proposal Form Process 2019/20 - REMINDER

All organisations are reminded that they are required to submit a Funding Proposal Form (FPF) including financial plans and programme outcomes for the period 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020.This was issued on 29 January 2019 and you should submit your completed Funding Proposal Form by email to igfmonitoring@glasgow.gov.uk by this Friday 1 March 2019.

Please note that incomplete or incorrect FPFs will be returned to you.  You should ensure that all sections of the form are complete and there are no errors in the financial section (highlighted by a red box).

If you have any questions about these arrangements then please feel free to contact your Monitoring Officer/Assistant or a member of the Grant Support Team. They will be happy to assist you and will try to be flexible as possible in regards to any request or query you may have.

 

Best wishes,

Richard Kelly,
Grants and Initiatives Manager - Community Empowerment Services, Glasgow City Council.