So, after engaging more than 70 different organisations / community groups in our Council Grants Policy discussion over 3 workshops since the 30th October, we have been able to theme the feedback. It makes for very interesting, reading (for a collection of what is essentially facilitators' notes).
There are clear themes that emerged through all of the workshops, even though tthe conversations were very different.
In terms of what grants should fund the majority of input was suggesting:
- Partnership work
- Supporting grassroots work
- Core funding
People were keen there should be wide spread of issues / areas, with different types and sizes of grant available. There was a strong feeling that organisation with roots in the local area should be recipients of grants except in special cases.
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