This consultation ran from 13/05/2019 to 10/06/2019.
Thank you for those who have contributed to the consultation process on the ‘Proposed Changes to the Newcastle Fund Annual Budget in 2020-21’ conducted in May/June 2019. Our plans to mitigate potential impact of reduced funding on the lives of vulnerable people in Newcastle include:
· - We will continue to produce an Annual Report showing the achievements of the Fund, with information on the variety and scope of funded projects, the outcomes and reach of the projects delivered, and the impact they have across the city and our communities. We will use this learning to help shape and inform future years’ Newcastle Fund arrangements.
· - We will continue to explore ways to maximise available funds and extend their reach through collaboration and joint-funding with other City stakeholders and regional/national funders.
· - We will also seek to strengthen productive relationships between private and third sector organisations in the City through the way we buy goods, works and services. By commissioning and procuring for Social Value, we can direct support and resource where it is needed in our communities, building community assets, including the VCS organisations that promote community cohesion.
· - Funds currently ring-fenced for domestic violence and abuse, open access advice services and cultural events are committed to contractual or grant giving arrangements already in place in these areas. We will review each of these arrangements when their contract or grant term expires.
Newcastle City Council are proposing to reduce the annual budget available for The Newcastle Fund from 2020-21. Click on 'show more' to find out more about this.