Decision details

Gloucester Community Building Collective

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To update Members on the progress made in establishing a CIC for the Community Building Project.




(1)  the progress in delivering community building activities in Gloucester be noted


(2)  secondments and placements from Gloucestershire County Council (Adult Social Care) and the Constabulary (PCSOs) are welcomed


(3)  the investment by Barnwood Trust of 2 days/week for a period of 52 weeks to mentor and facilitate the current team, further develop the Collective and undertake fund-raising be welcomed


(4)  the next steps in the development of the Collective to become a community led organisation from October 2021 be noted


(5)  the increasing national interest in our community building work, including our involvement in Nesta’s ‘Upstream Collective’, the Key Cities work and the Centre for Public Impact be noted


(6)  whilst plans for fund-raising are noted, the Council underwrite the salaries of the three City Council employed community builders until December 2020 amounting to £90,000 to provide job certainty and protect our investment in training and developing them as individuals and as a team


(7)  a Community Interest Company (CIC) for the purposes of community building be established, more specifically: -

a.    that the name of this company is ‘Gloucester Community Building Collective CIC’

b.    that the City Council is the sole member

c.     to note that the Leader intends to appoint the Council’s Corporate Director (Partnerships) and Head of Communities as the sole Directors

d.    that Cabinet nominate a charity in the event that the CIC is wound up


(8)  authority be delegated to the Corporate Director (Partnerships) in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods to agree and enter into all necessary documentation to implement the above-mentioned recommendations, including the Memorandum and Articles of Association, Form CIC36 and Form INO1


Report author: Ruth Saunders

Publication date: 10/10/2019

Date of decision: 09/10/2019

Decided at meeting: 09/10/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 18/10/2019

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