What this consultation is about
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 https://democracy.derbyshire.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx… agenda item 6 – adult social care proposals and agenda item 8 – corporate services and transformation proposals.
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.
How to take part
We are carrying out this consultation in the following ways:
Paper copies of both a standard survey and easy-read questionnaire are available on request by email policy@derbyshire.gov.uk or tel: 01629 533520.