Agenda and minutes

Greater Manchester Culture and Social Impact Fund Committee 2020/21 - Wednesday, 18th September, 2019 1.00 pm

Venue: Boardroom, GMCA Offices, 1st Floor, Churchgate House, 56 Oxford Street, Mancheste

Contact: Jenny Hollamby, Governance & Scrutiny  Tel: 0161 778 7009 Email:  jenny.hollamby@greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

APPOINTMENT OF CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR

Minutes:

That the GMCA Portfolio Leader for Culture beChair of the Greater Manchester

Culture and Social Impact Fund Committee for 2019/20.

 

The Chair invited nominations for the role of Vice-Chair for the 2019/20 Municipal Year. 

 

RESOLVED/-

 

1.      That Councillor David Greenhalgh be appointed as Chair of the Culture and Social Impact Fund Committee for the 2019/20 Municipal Year.

 

2.      That Councillor Janet Emsley be appointed as Vice-Chair of the Culture and Social Impact Fund Committee for the 2019/20 Municipal Year.

 

2.

APOLOGIES

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Bernard Stone (Manchester CC), David Lancaster (Salford CC), Mike Smith (Tameside MBC), Carl Sweeney (Wigan Council). Alison McKenzie-Folan, GMCA Chief Executive Portfolio Lead (Wigan Council).

 

Apologies for absence were also received from the following Officers, Alison McKenzie-Folan (Portfolio Lead Chief Executive), Alison Gordon (GMCA), Tony Trehy (Bury) and Caroline Barrow (Salford).

3.

CHAIR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS AND URGENT BUSINESS

Minutes:

There were no Chairs’ announcements or items of urgent business introduced at the meeting.

4.

2019/20 MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE

To note the 2019/20 Membership of the Committee as agreed at the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) on 28 June 2019:

 

Portfolio

Holder

Chief Executive

Culture

David Greenhalgh

Alison McKenzie-Folan

District

Member

Substitute Member

Bolton

Martyn Cox (Con)

To be confirmed

Bury

Joan Grimshaw (Lab)

David Jones (Lab)

Manchester

To be confirmed

Vacancy

Oldham

Norman Briggs (Lab)

Mohammed Alyas (Lab)

Rochdale

Janet Emsley (Lab)

Susan Smith (Lab)

Salford

Stephen Coen (Lab)

David Lancaster (Lab)

Stockport

Kate Butler (Lab)

Tom McGee (Lab)

Tameside

Leanne Feeley (Lab)

Mike Smith (Lab)

Trafford

Jane Baugh (Lab)

Mike Freeman(Lab)

Wigan

Carl Sweeney (Lab)

Bill Clarke (Lab)

 

Minutes:

Members noted the 2019/20 Membership of the Committee as agreed at the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) on 28 June 2019:

 

 

Portfolio Leader

Portfolio Chief Executive

David Greenhalgh

Alison McKenzie-Folan

District

Member

Substitute Member

Bolton

Martyn Cox (Con)

To be confirmed

Bury

Joan Grimshaw (Lab)

David Jones (Lab)

Manchester

To be confirmed

Vacancy

Oldham

Norman Briggs (Lab)

Mohammed Alyas (Lab)

Rochdale

Janet Emsley (Lab)

Susan Smith (Lab)

Salford

Stephen Coen (Lab)

David Lancaster (Lab)

Stockport

Kate Butler (Lab)

Tom McGee (Lab)

Tameside

Leanne Feeley (Lab)

Mike Smith (Lab)

Trafford

Jane Baugh (Lab)

Mike Freeman(Lab)

Wigan

Carl Sweeney (Lab)

Bill Clarke (Lab)

 

RESOLVED/-

 

That the Membership be noted.

5.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST pdf icon PDF 307 KB

To receive declarations of interest in any item for discussion at the meeting. A blank form for declaring interests has been circulated with the agenda; please ensure that this is returned to the Governance & Scrutiny Officer at the start of the meeting.

 

Minutes:

Councillor Janet Emsley declared her interests in GM Culture and Social Impact Fund Annual Performance (Minute GMCSIF 09/19) as a member of the Halle Board for 2019/20.

 

6.

TERMS OF REFERENCE pdf icon PDF 258 KB

To note the Committee’s Terms of Reference

Minutes:

RESOLVED/-

 

That the Committee noted its Terms of Reference for the 2019/20 Municipal Year.

7.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 487 KB

To consider the approval of the minutes of the meeting held on 16 November 2018 as a correct record.

 

Minutes:

The minutes of the GM Culture and Social Impact Fund Committee meeting held on the 16 November 2018 were submitted for consideration.

 

RESOLVED /-

That the minutes of the GM Culture and Social Impact Fund Committee meeting held on the 16 November 2018 be approved, subject to the following amendment:

 

GMCSIF 18/18 That meetings will be held twice per year, to allow scrutiny and attendance at organisations.

 

8.

MEMBERS' CODE OF CONDUCT AND ANNUAL DECLARATION OF INTEREST FORM pdf icon PDF 303 KB

To remind members of their obligations under the GMCA Members Code of Conduct and to complete an annual declaration of interest form which will be published on the GMCA website.

 

Members who have not previously, are requested to complete the Annual Declaration of Interest Form and return to the Governance and Scrutiny Team Officer in attendance.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members were reminded of their obligations under the GMCA Members Code of Conduct and to complete an annual declaration of interest form which would be published on the GMCA website.

 

RESOLVED/-

 

That Members complete an annual declaration of interest form and return it to the Governance and Scrutiny Team for publication on the GMCA website.

 

 

9.

GREATER MANCHESTER CULTURE AND SOCIAL IMPACT FUND ANNUAL PERFORMANCE

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report that updated Members on activity delivered in the first year by the Greater Manchester Culture and Social Impact Portfolio and detailed how we might capture and measure the impact of investment in the future.

 

Analysis of the organisations activity returns shows that the first year of the Greater Manchester Culture and Social Impact Fund (CSIF) (2018/19) supported 4.6m engagements a 39% increase compared to the 3.3m engagements in the last year of Section 48 (S48) (2017/18). This indicates that diversifying the portfolio to support more organisations, 19 organisations were supported by S48 to 28 organisations supported by CSIF, resulted in increased engagement and also demonstrates better value for investment, S48 investment equates to an average of £1 per engagement where CSIF investment using 2018/19 figures equates to an average of 77p per engagement. 2.6m of these engagements (58.7%) were by Greater Manchester (GM) residents, with the remaining 41% visitors to the city region.

 

Discussion ensued and it was agreed that the following be brought to the next meeting:

·         Analysis of GVA created and return on investment will be undertaken, including a further breakdown of the 39% increase in engagements

·         Detailed analysis of the audience of all arts activities

·         Update on how this work links to local authorities

 

RESOLVED/-

1.      To note the content of the report.                                               

2.      To note delivery so far and to receive updates of the following:

·         Analysis of GVA created and return on investment will be undertaken, including a further breakdown of the 39% increase in engagements

·         Detailed analysis of the audience of all arts activities

·         Update on how this work links to local authorities

 

9a

GM CULTURE AND SOCIAL IMPACT FUND PERFORMANCE 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 632 KB

Report of Marie-Claire Daly, Principal – Cultural and Creative Policy, GMCA

Minutes:

Members considered a report that informed the Committee about activity delivered it he first year of the Greater Manchester Culture and Social Impact Portfolio.

 

It was explained that all receptions of the Fund were requir4ed to submit an annual report, which outlined activity delivered using GMCA investment. The report provided an overview of activity delivered so far, as well as information on how Officers would capture and measure the impact of investment in the future.

 

The main points referred:

 

 

 

RESOLVED/-

 

1.      That the report be noted.

 

2.      That delivery so far was noted and Members provided comments on the areas for further investigation/conversation (see Minute CSIFC 09/19 above).

9b

GM OUR YEAR IN CULTURE 2018/2019 pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Minutes:

The Committee considered the Greater Manchester One Year in Culture 2018/2019 brochure that was circulated with the agenda.

 

RESOLVED/-

 

That the report be noted.

10.

GMCA CULTURAL INVESTMENT 2020-2022

10a

GMCA CULTURE FUNDING 2020 ONWARDS pdf icon PDF 637 KB

Report of Councillor David Greenhalgh, Portfolio Lead for Culture and Alison McKenzie-Folan, Portfolio Lead Chief Executive for Culture

Minutes:

The Portfolio Leader introduced a report, which summarised progress of the first year of the GM Cultural Portfolio and outlined a proposed revised approach to GMCA investment in culture, to support delivery of the Greater Manchester Culture Strategy: Grown in Greater Manchester, Known Across the World, from April 2020 onwards.

 

RESOLVED/-

 

1.      That the Committee noted progress to date within the GM Cultural Portfolio, in particular the increase of 39% in engagement with GMCA funded cultural organisations as a result of a new investment approach agreed by GMCA for 2018-2020.

 

2.      That Members agree the proposed revised approach to GMCA investment in culture from April 2020 onwards, namely:

 

·         Continuation of GMCA investment in cultural organisations and activity across Greater Manchester.

·         That criteria for cultural organisations bidding for GMCA Culture Fund remain the same as 2018-2020 programme (set out in paragraph 3.3 of the report).

·         Top-slicing into a separate budget, and at current percentage, non-cultural activity funding currently funded via the GM Cultural and Social Impact Fund.

·         Ring-fence up to £270k of the GM Cultural Fund per annum to GM Culture Strategy priorities where they could not be delivered by a single organisation, but would work with multiple cultural organisations and partners to increase cultural activity and resident engagement. 

·         Agree that, in line with current practice, the Portfolio and programme management costs should be found from within the GMCA Cultural Fund budget.

·         That the GMCA Culture Fund programme should be in place for two years (2020/21-2021/2022).

·         That, in reaching final recommendations about the portfolio of grants to award, consideration would need to be given to issues of balance (across art form and geography) and overall resources available. As part of this process GMCA was minded to consider limiting the amount of funding any single cultural organisation could receive to no more than 15% of the Greater Manchester Cultural Fund.

 

11.

DATES AND TIMES OF FUTURE MEETINGS

That meetings be organised in accordance with the Committee’s Terms of Reference (at least twice a year) and circulated to Members.

 

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED/-

 

1.        That in accordance with the Committee’s Terms of Reference, Members be provided with future dates and times of meetings.

2.        That a meeting be scheduled for early December 2019.