|[29 SEP 98] COVENTRY
CITY COUNCIL PRESS RELEASE
Community Affairs Policy
NEWS STORY: [30 SEP 98] Ethnic
Protest At Coventry Council House
Coventry City Councils Community Affairs Policy Committee is being recommended
not to support two grant applications by the Ethnic Minority Alliance, under the
Governments Single Regeneration Budget.
Despite considerable city council assistance, the projects are not yet in a form
capable of approval.
Delay has already lost some £27,000 of grant to ethnic minority groups. The PCC is
being recommended to act now so as to ensure further grant is not lost and that it
actually gives to the ethnic minority community as originally intended but
delivered through organisations other than the Ethnic Minority Alliance. The council will
be urgently working with partners to achieve this.
- Coventry and Warwickshire Partnerships secured some £22.5m
of funding under the first round of the governments Single Regeneration Budget.
- One of the indicative projects was a capacity-building Block
Grant for the ethnic minority sector. This bid was initially submitted by the Ethnic
Minority Development Alliance and later re-submitted by the Ethnic Minority Alliance. The
projects indicative SRB grant was £270,000 (now £230,000).
- Coventry City Council was successful in securing some £1.1m
of grant for Foleshill under the third round of the Single Regeneration Budget.
- One of the indicative projects under the Round 3 programme
is the One-Stop Shop, again first submitted by the Ethnic Minority Development Alliance
and later re-submitted by the Ethnic Minority Alliance. Its indicative SRB grant value is
David Taylor 01203 833776
COVENTY CITY COUNCIL