Your views needed on Leicestershire's Future.
Like all councils, Leicestershire County Council has had to make savings over the last few years, as part of the Government’s drive to reduce public debt.
So far, we have succeeded in making major efficiency savings, limiting the impact on key services. But faced with further reductions in Government grant and rising demand for care and other services, the council will have to save more and may have to stop some services. It will also need to look at new and different ways of delivering services, including even closer working with other public service agencies, including Parish & Town Councils. More »
The challenges we’re facing are complicated. We need to plan ahead for the next five years and we would like your help in thinking through the issues and coming up with possible solutions.
A resident’s survey which will be available on-line from today until 15th September via www.leics.gov.uk/future.
A hard copy of the resident’s survey will be circulated door-to-door via the August edition of Leicestershire Matters. We would be grateful if you could help us in encouraging residents and service users to respond to this survey.
There is also a stakeholder survey for service providers, Parish & Town Councils, charities, voluntary organisations and community groups. Please visit www.leics.gov.uk/future/future-stakeholder.htm to access our on-line stakeholder survey. The stakeholder survey closes at noon on Monday 19th August.
If you or others require any help in completing the surveys, or would like alternative versions such as easy read, large print, Braille or help in understanding it in different languages, please contact 0116 305 0002 or e-mail email@example.com » Less
The PCC Grant is a newly created funding stream to support the achievement of the priorities within the Commissioner's Police and Crime Plan. A number of the Police and Crime Commissioner's intentions are solely reliant on this Grant to support the delivery of his Plan, examples include:-
• identifying children at risk of child sexual exploitation
• identifying individuals/families at risk of domestic violence, and equipping them with the skills, confidence and knowledge to recognise when they are at risk and take appropriate action
• support for those affected by burglary, vehicle crime, hate crime, domestic abuse, serious sexual assault
There is indicative funding of £100,000 available between October 2013 and March 2013. The maximum amount of funding that will be awarded per application will be £10,000. The allocations of this grant will be distributed between successful grant applications received in July and November 2013. The deadline for round one is 29th July 2013. More »
The Grant is available to any organisation. However, the Police and Crime Commissioner is keen to support smaller organisations with a turnover of less than £100,000.
Application Forms and Guidance Notes can be found at: PCC Grant
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On 5th June, 50 local residents met to provisionally allocate £15,000 for projects in their local area. During an exciting an interactive evening, local residents from across Harborough Central Forum area met to hear from projects which included a youth shelter, environment project, shopmobility and village hall as they gave two minute pitches before voting on their favourites.
Votes were counted, and finally a total of 9 projects were provisional funded from the 12 projects submitted. These groups will now work with Leicestershire County Council officers to ensure that each project meets the basic checks to qualify for public funding, before offer letters are issued. More »
As part of Leicestershire County Council's Economic Growth priorities, the 2013/14 Capital Grant Programme is designed to help rural enterprise growth and development. Businesses are urged to bid for grant support which is designed to assist the rural economy and create local jobs.
A total of £100,000 is available to help small companies who work in the land-based, food and drink, tourism and creative sectors. The grants will be given out by Leicestershire Rural Partnership (LRP), which aims to improve life for those living and working in rural areas. More »
For further information concerning the programme, please download an application form and accompanying guidance notes or contact Peter McLaren, Policy & Partnerships Manager: Email; email@example.com or Tel; 0116 3053910.
Interested businesses should consider their eligibility as outlined in the 'scheme criteria' and follow the 'application process' as referenced within the guidance notes. Applications to this round of bids are requested by no later than 5.00pm, Wednesday, 10th July 2013 » Less