Decision details

Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To update Cabinet on the impact of COVID-19 and consider measures to support VCS organisations.




(1)  the findings of the research in Gloucester’s VCS Stocktake report as well as report produced by the Barnwood Trust be noted


(2)  a one-off Gloucester VCS Recovery Funding of £10,000 to small community/grassroots organisations with one-off grants to deal with the financial impact of COVID-19 and support their recovery be approved


(3)  authority be delegated to the Head of Communities, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Communities, to award grants in accordance with the agreed criteria


(4)  the introduction of a ‘Business Mentor’ Scheme, which will broker informal mentoring/advice from businesses to smaller VCS organisations within the City be welcomed.


Report author: Liam Moran

Publication date: 16/07/2020

Date of decision: 15/07/2020

Decided at meeting: 15/07/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 24/07/2020

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