Consultation on the review of CCBC Regeneration Grants

A report was presented to Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Cabinet on the 27th February 2019 on the review of CCBC Regeneration Grants.  The report sought Cabinet approval to consult more widely on proposals to merge several Council run grant programmes into a Caerphilly Enterprise Fund that focuses delivery on developing business growth and creating employment opportunities. The rationale behind combining the grants into a single fund is to offer improved support to start-up businesses, stimulate economic growth, fill identified supply chain voids and support job creation.

Please see attached the relevant documentation below:

In order to fund the new programme, officers propose discontinuing the current regeneration grants, including the Community Regeneration Fund.  Although the grant regime will be open for community groups and social enterprises they will need to evidence that their projects focus on economic activity. 

A further report outlining the results of the consultation exercise will be presented in due course to Cabinet.