A-Z of Services

Community Leadership Fund

The Community Leadership Fund is for all councillors to have the opportunity to support worthwhile initiatives, projects and activities of their choice.

  1. Each councillor has been allocated £1000 (one thousand pounds) to support worthwhile initiatives, projects and activities that will benefit their wards. The accountability for decisions rests with individual councillors – they know what best meets the needs of local residents. However as public money is involved, there are some simple conditions to follow. Some of these conditions exist in order to minimise the cost of administering grants paid from the fund and also in order to avoid conflict with the council’s statutory duties.
  2. The minimum allocation for any organisation is £200. Thus each councillor can support up to five initiatives, projects or activities. The council cannot afford the cost of administering large numbers of small payments.
  3. Councillors can work with other councillors to pool their grants – for example, three councillors might each choose to allocate £200, £500 or £1000 to the same organisation.
  4. Allocations do not have to be to an organisation located in the councillor’s ward but the organisation does have to be located in Wyre Forest. The councillor will know best whether an activity, project or initiative undertaken elsewhere in Wyre Forest will nevertheless be of benefit to local residents.
  5. Organisations should have a clear legal identity. We do not require any evidence of the nature of the organisation if it is a registered charity or statutory body (such as town and parish councils or the Kidderminster Charter Trustees). In the case of organisations which are not charities or statutory bodies, evidence of incorporation will be required, such as registration as a company or articles of association / constitution for an unincorporated body (such as a community group). It is the councillor’s responsibility to ensure that the council is provided with a copy of these documents where relevant – no payment of grant will be made without them.
  6. Payments will be made by BACS only which means that we need to know the sort code, account name and account number of the organisation. A written receipt signed by the treasurer or other appropriate office holder of the organisation will be required.
  7. Grants cannot be given for the following purposes:
    • to individual members of the public;
    • to organisations that are or may be perceived to be political parties or whose principal role is to undertake political campaigning, including campaigning against agreed policies and priorities of Wyre Forest District Council;
    • to organisations of a religious character where the grant would be, or would reasonably be perceived to be, for promoting the religion. For example, grants could not be given for a youth camp for members of a chapel or to improve a church building. Churches and other religious organisations are eligible for grants for activities that are demonstrably for the benefit of the wider community, such as running a shelter for homeless people or organising an updated community games event or street party which will be open to all local residents;
    • to organisations which promote or are perceived to promote criminal behaviour, including terrorism;
    • to organisations whose policies (including membership policies) discriminate against people on grounds of gender, race, disability, age or sexual orientation. Single sex organisations are not therefore eligible for support.
  8. Grants may be given for revenue or capital projects, including contributions towards building projects or purchase of equipment. It does not matter if the activity or project has already been undertaken or lies in the future.
  9. Councillors must allocate their funding no later than 31 December in the yer it is allocated. This is to encourage timely spending of the fund, and so that any publicity will be undertaken well before the “purdah period” for elections in May of the following year.
  10. The council media office will issue press releases about the allocations made by councillors and will involve councillors in any photographs and in quotations about their decisions. It is important that councillors do not seek to gain party political publicity for their decisions, especially if this could be seen as electioneering. How to make your allocations.

This years allocations are below.

2019/20

Councillors received £1000 for 2019/20

 

Councillor

Date

Organisation

Supplier ID

Amount

Trans No.

Remaining Funds Left To Spend

Caulfield, Vicky

23/07/2019

Home Start Wyre Forest

13359

£250.00

685548

 

Caulfield, Vicky

26/07/2019

The Emily Jordan Foundation

54423

£250.00

685582

 

Caulfield, Vicky

01/10/2019

The Pickup Artists

54624

£250.00

685972

 

Caulfield, Vicky

02/10/2019

Sutton Park Primary RSA Academy

13646

£250.00

685974

£0.00

Coleman, Roger

23/09/2019

Rock Parish Council

43716

£200.00

685917

Coleman, Roger

23/09/2019

Bliss Gate Village Field

50163

£200.00

685918

Coleman, Roger

24/09/2019

Upper Arley Parish Council

10930

£200.00

658929

Coleman, Roger

24/09/2019

Severn Valley Railway

52872

£200.00

658928

£200.00

Coleman, Anna

01/10/2019

Severn Valley Railway

52872

£200.00

685970

Coleman, Anna

01/10/2019

Rock Parish Council

43716

£400.00

685969

Coleman, Anna

22/10/2019

Transition Bewdley

53566

£200.00

686122

£200.00

Dawes, Bernice

02/10/2019

2000 Light Appeal

49932

£200.00

685983

£800.00

Desmond, Nathan

11/06/2019

St Peter's Youth Mission

28333

£500.00

685282

 

Desmond, Nathan

06/08/2019

1st Kidderminster Sea Scouts

45144

£500.00

685652

£0.00

Dkye, Helen

10/06/2019

Kidderminster and District Youth Trust

52170

£500.00

685269

Dkye, Helen

24/07/2019

Heronswood Primary School

54113

£250.00

685552

£250.00

Dyke, Peter

28/08/2019

Int. Trf. To WFCS re shed alarms - R716 84215

Int. Trf.

£173.75

30037966

Dyke, Peter

23/09/2019

Int. Trf. To Civil Enforcement re dog fouling signage - R193 84090

Int. Trf.

£300.00

30039138

£526.25

Griffiths, Susie

24/06/2019

Franche Community Church

50740

£200.00

685347

 

Griffiths, Susie

24/06/2019

Kidderminster Baptist Church

54732

£200.00

685348

 

Griffiths, Susie

28/06/2019

Berrington Fun Fund/Time to Talk

54738

£200.00

685374

 

Griffiths, Susie

28/06/2019

Age UK Bromsgrove, Redditch & Wyre Forest

54278

£200.00

685375

 

Griffiths, Susie

09/09/2019

HELP

54791

£200.00

685838

£0.00

Hardiman, Ian

16/08/2019

Wolverley Memorial Hall

54532

£200.00

685686

£800.00

Hart, Marcus

11/06/2019

Wolverley Village Carnival Committee

51845

£200.00

685283

Hart, Marcus

23/07/2019

2nd Broadwaters & Wolverley Guides

54104

£200.00

685547

Hart, Marcus

16/08/2019

Wolverley Memorial Hall

54532

£200.00

685683

Hart, Marcus

01/11/2019

Cookley Dementia Cafe

54840

£200.00

 

£200.00

Henderson, Ken

24/07/2019

Kings Arms Public House (Defibrilator)

54761

£500.00

685566

£500.00

Jones, Lisa

11/09/2019

Cookley Sebright Primary School

53336

£300.00

685838

 

Jones, Lisa

16/09/2019

Broome Parish Council

11665

£200.00

685865

 

Jones, Lisa

16/09/2019

Wolverley CE Secondary School

54466

£200.00

685866

 

Jones, Lisa

23/09/2019

Wolverley Sebright VA Primary School

54806

£300.00

658919

£0.00

L'Huillier, Anna

15/10/2019

Kidderminster & Distrist Youth Trust (KDYT)

52170

£200.00

686078

L'Huillier, Anna

15/10/2019

The Pickup Artists

54624

£200.00

686079

L'Huillier, Anna

16/10/2019

1st Franche Brownies

54826

£200.00

686094

L'Huillier, Anna

01/11/2019

Cookley Dementia Cafe

54842

£200.00

 

£200.00

Miah, Shazu

01/10/2019

Offmore & Comberton Action Group

12736

£200.00

685971

£800.00

Onslow, Tracey

14/06/2019

Churches Together in Kidderminster

53257

£450.00

685302

 

Onslow, Tracey

13/09/2019

Kidderminster & Distrist Youth Trust (KDYT)

52170

£550.00

685851

£0.00

Oborski, Fran

23/07/2019

Offmore Primary School

54535

£250.00

685549

Oborski, Fran

26/07/2019

No Barriers - Int. Trf to R308 86650 requested

N/A

£250.00

T.30037213

£500.00

Rayner, Mary

29/10/2019

Kidderminster & District Youth Trust (KDYT)

52170

£200.00

686187

£800.00

Rogers, Chris

01/10/2019

Kings Arms Public House

54761

£250.00

685973

£750.00

Totty, Alan

23/07/2019

Offmore Primary School

54535

£500.00

685550

 

Totty, Alan

23/07/2019

Offmore & Comberton Action Group

12736

£250.00

685546

 

Totty, Alan

23/07/2019

King of Hearts Creative Outreach

51588

£250.00

685545

£0.00

Whitehouse, Leigh

23/10/2019

Berrington Court Social Fund

54833

£200.00

686140

£800.00