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Declaration of Interest
To receive any declaration of interest by any Member or Officer in respect of any item of business.
Mr Richard O Jones declared a personal in respect of Item 3 - Minutes of the General Grants Committee (Item 5 Annual Grants 2018/19 – Application 019 Amlwch Football Club).
To submit, for confirmation, the minutes of the meeting held on 27 June, 2018.
The minutes of the meeting held on 27 June, 2018 were confirmed.
Arising from the Minutes
Ysgol Gyfun Llangefni – Competition ‘Formula 1 for Schools’ – Request for funding
The Treasurer said that pupils from Year 11 at Ysgol Gyfun Llangefni have recently been competing in the ‘Formula 1 for Schools’ competition in Singapore. The Treasure was pleased to report that Ysgol Gyfun Llangefni have won the ‘Ferrari Best Team Identity’ award. Furthermore, Elin Pearce and Owain Roberts, two pupils from Ysgol Gyfun Llangefni, have won the ‘Williams Engineering Academy’ scholarship. Both pupils were part of the team that gave a presentation to the Charitable Trust at its meeting held on 27 June, 2018
The Secretary said that this is a remarkable achievement by the pupils of Ysgol Gyfun Llangefni. He said that he would send a letter on behalf of the Charitable Trust to Head of Ysgol Gyfun Llangefni and the pupils who took part in the competition congratulating them on their success.
The Chair also wished to congratulate the pupils of Ysgol Gyfun Llangefni and he said that it was pleasing that the contribution of £10k made by the Charitable Trust and other organisations has achieved such accolade to the school and the Island.
General Grants Committee
To submit the minutes of the meeting held on 11 July, 2018.
The minutes of the meeting held on the 11 July, 2018 were accepted for information.
To submit a report by the Treasurer.
Submitted – a report by the Treasurer in relation to the above.
The Treasurer reported that a Small Grant application was submitted by Radio Ysbyty Gwynedd to the General Grants Committee at its meeting on 11 July, 2018 for the sum of £6,882 which would allow them to upgrade broadcasting equipment at their studio at Ysbyty Gwynedd. The recommendation of Officers was that the application should be refused as Ysbyty Gwynedd provides a service to a larger number of patients who are not residents of Anglesey and, as such, would be in breach of the Trust’s Deed.
Members of the General Grants Committee were generally in favour of supporting the application, recognising the benefits the service provides to the patients of Ysbyty Gwynedd but accepted that awarding the grant may be in breach of the Trust’s Deed. The Committee decided to ask the Trust’s Solicitor for further advice on the matter and to delegate the final decision to the Treasurer. The matter was subsequently raised with the Trust’s Solicitor who agreed with Officers’ original interpretation of the Trust Deed as it would benefit residents from outside Anglesey as much as it would benefit residents of Anglesey.
Comments were made by some Members of the Trust that whilst they fully support the service provided by the Radio Station at Ysbyty Gwynedd, they considered that supporting the application for grant funding would be in breach of the Trust Deed as it would benefit residents from outside Anglesey. The Legal Service Manager responded that the Trust Deed stipulates that the Charitable Trust grants should be for the benefit of the residents of the Island. Ysbyty Gwynedd is the main general hospital for Anglesey whilst it is accepted that people from the mainland are treated at the hospital. The compromise as regard to this application is that the proportion of Anglesey residents who have been patients at the hospital over the last 2½ years is 33%. By applying this percentage to the original grant application this would give a revised grant offer of £2,271.
Following further discussions it was RESOLVED that the Trust approves the awarding of a grant of £2,271 to Radio Ysbyty Gwynedd, subject to Officers receiving the normal confirmation and evidence that expenditure has been incurred in purchasing the equipment detailed in the original application.
(Mr K P Hughes and Mr Bryan Owen abstained from voting).