Decision details

Request to Proceed with Reaching Communities Stage One Application – Pomoc Project

Decision Maker: Assistant Director - Resources (Resources incl. Pension Fund)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Approval from the Assistant Director Resources following consultation with the Executive Member for Finance and the Executive Member for Corporate Services to authorise submission of an expression of interest for grant funding in the amount of up to £500,000.

Reasons for the decision:

To ensure all appropriate permissions are obtained at this stage and enable the Council to engage with the funding application process.

Alternative options considered:

This project is being designed in conjunction with trusted voluntary sector partners across the County. This is based and built on their experience within their communities and with consideration to the existing Pomoc Project in Scarborough and Ryedale.

The alternative approach should the decision be taken to not apply for Lottery funding would be for Officers from the Council’s Migrants Programme team to develop access to services and community development interventions utilising smaller external funding sources on a community by community basis. However, the approach outlined in this report offers a more consistent and identifiable programme of activity

Publication date: 17/06/2024

Date of decision: 14/06/2024