Agenda and minutes

General Grants Committee - the charity funds are now administed by the private registered charity, Y Gymdeithas, and the County Council is no longer the trustee - Wednesday, 10th July, 2019 2.00 pm

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No. Item


Declaration of Interest

To receive any declaration of interest by any Member or Officer in respect of any item of business.


Mr Dylan Rees declared a prejudicial interest with regard to application 007 (Gobaith Môn) and left the meeting during discussion and voting thereon.


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To submit the minutes of the meeting held on 11 July, 2018.

(Minutes confirmed by the Isle of Anglesey Charitable Trust at its meeting held on 18 September, 2018).


The minutes of the meeting held on 11 July, 2018 were confirmed.

(Minutes were confiremd by the Isle of Anglesey Charitable Trust at its meeting held on 18 September, 2018).


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To submit a report by the Treasurer.


Submitted – the report of the Treasurer in relation to the above.


It was reported that the purpose of the report was to consider the applications relevant to the Isle of Anglesey Charitable Trust.  Allocations are made annually from this Committee to the following categories of projects:-


Community and Sporting Facilities (small capital projects)

Other Grants (mainly one-off small grants)


At its meeting on 23 January, 2019, the full Trust resolved to delegate a budget of £125k to this Committee for the annual grants programme.  The full Trust also resolved in its meeting to delegate authority to the General Grants Committee to approve Small Grants applications and, therefore, the full Charitable Trust will only need to note the minutes of the General Grants Committee thereafter.  The grant limit in respect of Community and Sporting Facilities Grants is £8,000 and up to 70% of the eligible cost.  However, in its meeting on 21 April, 2011, the full Trust resolved to provide flexibility to this Committee to increase the upper limit and percentage rate of support in light of applications received.


The relevant Officers from within the Isle of Anglesey County Council have considered and prioritised the applications received, as far as possible and consistent with the Trust’s decisions and criteria established in previous years.  A joint referencing system has been employed for both grants put forward to this Committee and for grant applications to the Welsh Church Act Fund; any gaps in the reference numbers will be due to those grant having been put forward to the Welsh Church Act Fund rather than this Trust.


The applications are considered in accordance with the ‘Criteria for the Allocation of Grants from the Isle of Anglesey Charitable Trust’, a copy of which was attached as Appendix B to the report.


 The applications received and sums recommended for Community and Sporting Facilities – Capital Grants for 2019/20 are as follows:-


001 – DOWH (Discovering            Translation of Plas Penmynydd                £3,500

Old Welsh Houses)                         occupants from 1500 to present

                                                            day, including architectural report

                                                            and leaflets tracing the brief

                                                            history of Plas Penmynydd for use

                                                            by visitors.


002 – Parti Meibion Bara Brith      To purchase a battery operated                £79

                                                            keyboard for an electric piano so

                                                            that it can be used where there is no

                                                            electricity available and a keyboard



005 - MȎN-SAR                               To purchase new essential rescue           NIL

                                                            equipment to cope with the expansion

                                                            of the team and publicity.


(application referred to the Regeneration Committee for consideration)


006 – Menai Bridge and                 Publication of Booklet relating to               £848

District Civic Society                        traditional food of Anglesey.  Update

                                                            website to provide bilingual service.


007 – Gobaith Môn                          Purchase of football cage and box           £5,600

                                                            van trailer.


008 – Bodedern Memorial              Replace 2 central heating boilers             £5,005

Hall                                                     and purchase tables and trolley

                                                            to transport


009 – Bryngwran Community        Place safety mating under/surrounding   NIL

Council                                              play equipment at Bryngwran Playing



                                                                                        (Received a grant in 2017/2018 therefore not eligible)


010 – Cantorion Menai                   Musical project on a  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.