Report of the Head of Finance, Revenues and Benefits
The Committee received the report as set out on pages 41-47 of the agenda, which asked it to note expenditure in the voluntary sector and consider the approval of grants requested.
The Committee noted the proposal to extend the current contracts for advice services carried out by Helping Hands Trust and Citizens Advice for a further 12 months. A Member of the Committee suggested that beyond this period, it may be preferable for the Council to reach an arrangement with a single provider, although the Director of Finance and Transformation advised that the decision would ultimately be based on quality rather than quantity of providers.
It was moved by the Chair, seconded by J Kaufman and
UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:
(i) The contents of the report and appendix be noted; and
(ii) The contracts for advice services currently carried out by Helping Hands Trust and Citizens Advice (Leicestershire) be extended for a further 12 months under the same arrangements as currently in operation.