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Election of Chairperson
Election of Chairperson.
Mr. Bob Parry OBE was elected Chair.
Mr. Parry thanked the Members for their confidence in him.
Election of Vice-Chairperson
Election of Vice-Chairperson.
Mr. Derlwyn R. Hughes was elected Vice-Chair.
Declaration of Interest
To receive any declaration of interest by any Member or Officer in respect of any item of business.
Mr. T.V. Hughes (Chair of the Charitable Trust) and Mr. Bob Parry OBE declared an interest in the application submitted by the Anglesey Agricultural Show Society and left the meeting during consideration and voting thereon.
ITEMS TAKEN IN PRIVATE
Grant Applications in Support of Initiatives to Regenerate Anglesey's Economy
To submit the report of the Secretary of the Trust in relation to the above and to receive presentations by the organisations mentioned in the report.
Submitted – the report of the Secretary in relation to grant applications received in support of initiatives to regenerate Anglesey’s economy.
It was reported that the terms of reference of the Regeneration Committee are to consider how the Trust’s resources for improving the quality of life for citizens in Anglesey, through economic regeneration, create sustainable employment that will allow the people of Anglesey (particularly young people) to remain and earn a livelihood in their communities, and to use those resources for the benefit of the community. Over the years, the Trust has provided match funding in support of projects such as Menter Môn’s European Schemes, which attract additional resources for the Island from various external sources available for economic regeneration. This activity is in addition to the grants that have been regularly provided to voluntary organisations involved in community activity.
The Secretary stated that 3 applications had been received from Menter Môn, Anglesey Agricultural Show Society and GeoMôn.
· Menter Môn – an application to match fund the LEADER Scheme – Anglesey Rural Partnership
The Secretary stated that the Managing Director of Menter Môn has already given a presentation on this application to the full Trust meeting held on 22 April, 2014. The Trust resolved at the time to support the application in principle and requested that the matter be deferred for more detailed consideration by the Regeneration Committee. The reason for so doing was that the application presented to the Trust was in outline form: it had not been approved by Welsh Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development. On 6th February 2015, information was received that the application had been successful conditional on securing match funding.
The Managing Director of Menter Môn gave a detailed presentation to the Regeneration Committee. The Menter Môn LEADER match funding bid to the Charitable Trust is £330,000 based upon £110,000 per annum for three years.
Following a question and answer session it was RESOLVED to recommend to the full Charitable Trust that it supports the Menter Môn leader match funding bid of £110,000 per annum for three years.
· Anglesey Agricultural Show Society – an application to improve facilities in order to attract further activities
Mr. John Adshead gave a detailed presentation to the Regeneration Committee. Representatives from the Show Committee were also in attendance who give background information of the Show’s activities and financial details to the Committee. The Anglesey Agricultural Show Society match funding bid to the Charitable Trust is £60k.
Following a question and answer session it was RESOLVED to recommend to the full Charitable Trust that it supports the Anglesey Agricultural Show Society match funding bid of £60k subject to the Society securing other match funding bid from a local source of funding and that the matter be brought back to the Trust when the outcome of this bid is known for final determination.
· GeoMôn – Anglesey GeoPark application
Dr. Margaret Wood and Mr. John Pinnington gave a detailed presentation to the Regeneration Committee. The Anglesey ... view the full minutes text for item 5.