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

Aston, John 04/03/2020 Friends of Heronwood (PTA) 54304 £1000 687069 £0.00
Ballinger, Graham 29/01/2020 Crayon Juice Limited 51743 £165.00 686808
Ballinger, Graham 29/01/2020 Cafe Friends 54926 £200.00 686807
Ballinger, Graham 29/01/2020 Friends of Franche and Habberley 54926 £200.00 686807
Ballinger, Graham 23/03/2020 Armed Forces and Veterans Club 54971 £235.00 687178 £0.00
Barnett, Claire 23/03/2020 Lickhill Primary 54972 £500.00 687179
Barnett, Claire 23/03/2020 St Wulstans Primary 51596 £500.00 687244 £0.00
Byng, John 07/01/2020 Bewdley Town Council 11965 £200.00 686587

Byng, John

07/01/2020

Friends of Riverside North Park

11965

£800.00

686587

£0.00

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

Chambers, Sally

18/02/2020 Citizen's Advice Bureau 12452 £250.00 686941

Chambers, Sally

18/02/2020 Kidderminster and District Youth Trust 52170 £250.00 686942
Chambers, Sally 18/02/2020 St Peter's Youth Mission 54552 £250.00 686943

Chambers, Sally

18/02/2020 Sutton Park Primary School 13646 £250.00 686948 £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

Coleman, Roger

19/03/2020

Friends of Wyre Hill Sand Park c/o Bewdley Town Council

11965

£200.00

678182

£0.00

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

Coleman, Anna

04/03/2020

Transition Bewdley

53566

£200.00

678070

£0.00

Dawes, Bernice

02/10/2019

2000 Light Appeal

49932

£200.00

685983

Dawes, Bernice

18/03/2020

Stourport Town Council

12687

£250.00

687153

Dawes, Bernice

18/03/2020

Monday Night Group

52842

£300.00

687176

£250.00

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

Dyke, Helen

10/06/2019

Kidderminster and District Youth Trust

52170

£500.00

685269

Dyke, Helen

24/07/2019

Heronswood Primary School

54113

£250.00

685552

Dyke, Helen

26/02/2020

Heronswood Primary School

54113

£250.00

687007

£0.00

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

Dyke, Peter

29/01/2020

Wyre Forest Talking Newspaper

13557

£300.00

686809

Dyke, Peter

30/03/2020

Citizens Advice Bureau

12452

£226.25

687285

£0.00

Edgington-White, Calne 31/03/2020 Rock Town Council 43716 £400.00 687287
Edgington-White, Calne 31/03/2020 Bewdley Town Council 11965 £600.00 687288 £0.00

Gale, Nicky

14/01/2020

Wyre Forest Nightstop

41269

£250.00

686697

Gale, Nicky

14/01/2020

Kidderminster and District Youth Trust

52170

£250.00

686698

Gale, Nicky

14/01/2020

St Peter's Youth Trust

54552

£250.00

686699

Gale, Nicky

14/01/2020

Berrington Fun Fund - Time to Talk

54738

£250.00

686700

£0.00

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

Hardiman, Ian

08/01/2020

Churchill and Blakedown Villages Trust

54306

£200.00

686585

£0.00

Hardiman, Ian

10/01/2020

Wolverley Ladies Fellowship

54901

£200.00

686675

Hardiman, Ian

14/01/2020

Broom Parish Council

11665

£200.00

686703

£0.00

Hardiman, Ian

19/03/2020

Rushock Village Hall

45315

£200.00

687161

£0.00

Harrison, Paul 23/03/2020 Bewdley Town Council 11965 £200.00 687182
Harrison, Paul 23/03/2020 Friends of Riverside North Park 53307 £800.00 687183

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

Henderson, Ken

05/112019

Stourport Mayor's Charity Appeal

51578

£500.00

686212

£0.00

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

686209

L'Huillier, Anna

26/02/2020

Heronswood Primary School

54113

£250.00

686858

£0.00

Martin, Nicky

18/03/2020

Wyre Forest Night Stop

41269

£250.00

687154

Martin, Nicky

18/03/2020

Stourport Dementia Cafe

53942

£250.00

687156

Martin, Nicky

18/03/2020

Home Start Wyre Forest

13359

£250.00

687158

Martin, Nicky

18/03/2020

Youth Dirextions Stourport

52508

£250.00

687159 £0.00

Miah, Shazu

01/10/2019

Offmore & Comberton Action Group

12736

£200.00

685971

Miah, Shazu

18/02/2020

Offmore Primary School

54535

£200.00

686946

Miah, Shazu

18/02/2020

King of Hearts Outreach

51588

£200.00

686947

Miah, Shazu

18/02/2020

Bangladeshi Community Forum

48115

£400.00

686959

£0.00

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

Oborski, Fran

12/02/2020

Offmore and Comberton Action Group

12736

£250.00

686899

Oborski, Fran

12/02/2020

Kidderminster Harriers Community Scheme

12924

£250.00

686898

£0.00

Rayner, Mary

29/10/2019

Kidderminster & District Youth Trust (KDYT)

52170

£200.00

686187

Rayner, Mary

18/02/2020

Friends of Springfield Park

53578

£200.00

686944

Rayner, Mary

18/02/2020

Cafe Friends

54926

£200.00

686945

Rayner, Mary

18/02/2020

Bangadeshi Community Forum

48115

£200.00

Rayner, Mary

18/02/2020

Chairman's charities

54944

£200.00

686960

£0.00

Rogers, Chris

01/10/2019

Kings Arms Public House

54761

£250.00

685973

Rogers, Chris

31/03/2020

Stourport Forward

10607

£750.00

687298

£0.00

Sheppard, Dixon

14/01/2020

Stourport Dementia Cafe

53942

£333.33

686703

Sheppard, Dixon

14/01/2020

Stourport-on-Severn Social Day Centre Association

16869

£333.33

686701

Shepaard, Dixon

15/01/2020

Acorns Children's Hospice

54911

£333.34

686721

£0.00

Rook, Sarah 30/03/2020 Friends of Springfield Park 53578 £250.00 687282
Rook, Sarah 30/03/2020 Friends of Broadwaters 10998 £250.00 687283
Rook, Sarah 30/03/2020 Horsefair and Proud 53983 £250.00 687286
Rook, Sarah 30/03/2020 Bangladeshi Community Forum 48115 £250.00 687284 £0.00
Thomas, John 23/03/2020 Friends of Springfield Park 54971 £200.00 687177
Thomas, John 31/03/2020 Friends of Broadwaters 12452 £800.00 687285 £0.00

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

Whitehouse, Leigh

24/02/2020

HELP

54791

£300.00

686996

Whitehouse, Leigh 24/02/2020 The Pickup Artists 54524 £500.00 686997 £0.00

Young, Peter

17/12/2019

Friends of Broadwaters

10998

£200.00

686470

£800.00