Decision details

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Communities, Planning and Infrastructure

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This report recommends the award of a grant to the Anvil Trust in 2021/22 of £395,000 in line with the decisions taken by Cabinet on 9 March 2021. The award is subject to the submission of a satisfactory final Business Plan by the Anvil Trust.


In accordance with the decision taken by Cabinet on 9 March 2021, award the Anvil Trust a grant of £395,000 in 2021/22 subject to the Executive Director of Borough Development, in consultation with the Executive Director of Corporate Services, being satisfied with the Trust’s final Business Plan.

Reasons for the decision:

The proposed approach provides certainty to the Trust, if it is able to provide a suitable Business Plan, whilst ensuring that the council does not allocate a significant amount of money on the basis of a draft Business Plan that an independent review has concluded is not satisfactory, a view which is endorsed by officers.

Alternative options considered:

To recommend a delay on any decision on the level of grant to be awarded to the Anvil Trust in 2021/22.


To recommend a grant of less that £395,000.

Publication date: 16/06/2021

Date of decision: 16/06/2021

Effective from: 24/06/2021

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