Agenda and minutes

Greater Manchester Culture and Social Impact Fund Committee 2020/21 - Thursday, 16th January, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: Graphene Room, GMCA Offices, 1st Floor, Churchgate House, 56 Oxford Street, Manchester M1 6EU

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

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12.

APOLOGIES

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor David Greenhalgh, Councillor Martyn Cox, Councillor Bernard Stone, Councillor Norman Briggs, Councillor Stephen Coen, Councillor Kate Butler, Councillor Leanne Feeley and Councillor Paul Prescott.

 

Apologies were also received from Caroline Barrow, David Birch, Phillip Cooke, Mark Duncan, Darren Grice, Jeremiah Hunt, Alison McKenzie-Folan, Julie Oldham and Tony Trehy.

 

13.

CHAIRS ANNOUNCEMENTS AND URGENT BUSINESS

Minutes:

It was explained that the meeting was inquorate therefore no decisions could be made or actioned. It was suggested and Members agreed that informal discussions would take place. The Vice-Chair led discussions in light of the Chair submitting his apologies due to an urgent appointment.

 

To make decisions around the AGMA Grants Programme, another meeting would be organised in March 2020.

 

14.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 410 KB

To consider the approval of the minutes of the meetings held on 18 September 2019.

 

Minutes:

 

In relation to the second resolution on page seven of the minutes, the Chair reported that the GMC at its meeting on 25 October 2020 had amended the last bullet point of the resolution to read:

 

·         That, in reaching final recommendations about the portfolio of grants to award, a flexible approach will be needed to consider the issues of balance (across art form, geography and sustainability of the whole GM cultural eco-system) and overall resources available. As part of this process GMCA is minded to consider limiting the amount of funding any single cultural organisation can receive to no more than 15% of the Greater Manchester Cultural Fund subject to understanding the impact on the viability of any organisation affected.

 

15.

2019/20 MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE

To note the appointment of Councillor Paul Prescott to replace Councillor Carl Sweeney (Wigan) as agreed by the GMCA on 7 January 2020.

Minutes:

It was noted that Councillor Paul Prescott had replaced Councillor Carl Sweeny (Wigan), agreed by the GMCA on 7 January 2020. The replacement of Councillor Jane Baugh with Councillor Elizabeth Patel (Trafford) would be agreed by the GMCA on 31 January 2020.

 

16.

CHAIR'S UPDATE pdf icon PDF 765 KB

Item for discussion, questions welcome.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members were provided with an informal update about activity since the last meeting.

 

17.

GREATER MANCHESTER CULTURE FUND 2020-2022 pdf icon PDF 413 KB

Item for discussion, questions welcome.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

An informal update about the Culture and Social Impact Fund was provided by Officers.

 

18.

GREATER MANCHESTER CULTURE FUND 2020-2022 APPLICATIONS

Minutes:

Officers provided an informal update about applications to the fund.

 

19.

DATE AND TIMES OF FUTURE MEETINGS

The Committee’s Terms of Reference state that the Committee will meet at least twice a year with additional meetings as and when required.

Minutes:

A further meeting would be organised in March 2020.