Decision details

Building Community and Voluntary Capacity through Integrated Approaches - Grant Funding Distribution to Anchor Organisations

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


A new contract was approved by cabinet on 27th July 2021 allowing a grant distribution of £360,000 over a two-year period and commenced on the 1st September 2021 with a robust VCSE led selection process to identify the key lead Anchors across Kirklees. Lead Anchors commenced work in communities from the 1st October 2021. The current provision is due to end on the 31st March 2023.


The Cabinet report seeks approval to continue existing arrangements already agreed by cabinet on 27/07/2021 to make a grant payment of £180,000 over an additional 12-month period to the current Community Anchors (having been appointed under a competitive tender process) to enable them to continue to develop the offer that supports the PCNs as part of the integrated model. Longer term we will work with internal and external partners to enable longer term sustainability.




1)    That approval be given to the continued distribution of grant funding and that a total of £180,000 for the period April 2023 to March 2024 be made available to anchor organisations in Kirklees.

2)    That authority be delegated to the Service Director (Communities and Access Services) to manage the financial and performance arrangements and ensure clear financial oversight.


Report author: Mags Rogerson

Publication date: 15/03/2023

Date of decision: 14/03/2023

Decided at meeting: 14/03/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 22/03/2023

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