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End of discretionary grant funding

Status: Open

Opens: 28 May 2024 - Closes: 20 August 2024

What this consultation is about

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This consultation will consider proposals to end discretionary grant funding to voluntary and community groups across Derbyshire.

This is your opportunity to have your say on plans to end adult social care discretionary grants and corporate services and transformation discretionary grants.

We’ve been giving these grants for many years, over which time the council has experienced financial pressures outside of our control.

It means we need to consider how we prioritise spending on services we are required to by law against services we are not required by law to deliver.

The proposal to stop adult social care grants would affect 30 community and voluntary groups. In total these currently receive annual grants totalling just over £722,000.

A further 20 groups would be affected by the proposal to stop corporate services and transformation grants. These receive grants totalling just over £333,000.

Seven of the organisations are affected by both proposals.

You can view a full details about the proposals for adult social care grants and a list of groups affected on the Derbyshire Democracy website - agenda item 6 - adult social care proposals and agenda item 8 - corporate services and transformation proposals.

A list of all the grants impacted by the proposals is attached to this page.

Following a previous consultation in 2022, all groups receiving funding were told that grants would cease and the council would commission services where required instead. However, due to budget pressures, commissioning did not get underway and the council must now prioritise statutory services.

Direct consultation will take place with all the organisations affected as well as people who use them.

Paper copies of both a standard survey and easy-read questionnaire are available on request by email or tel: 01629 533520.

There are also library drop-in sessions to help you to take part in the consultation, between 10am and midday at:

How to take part

We are carrying out this consultation in the following ways:

Who is the consultation aimed at?

Which part of Derbyshire is this consultation aimed at?
  • All Derbyshire (excluding Derby City)
Generally, who is this consultation aimed at?
  • All

How will we let you know the results?

Feedback about this consultation will be available by the following methods:

  • Our website

Contact details