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Decision details

(R&E) Proposed 3 year extension of Sheffield City Region Launchpad business start-up support activity to March 2022

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

Approval to sign a contract to deliver a three year extension of the Sheffield City Region Launchpad project which is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Decision:

 

ROTHERHAM METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL

 

RECORD OF OFFICER EXECUTIVE DECISION

 

Date of Decision:

 

17 January 2019

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)

 

Bronwen Knight,

Acting Assistant Director of Planning, Regeneration and Transport

 

Specific Delegation:

(If any)

 

Sub Scheme of Delegation

Strategic Director of Regeneration of Environment

 

Bidding for external funding and grant aid, special financial packages for economic development/regeneration for both revenue and capital schemes, and their subsequent implementation.

 

Brief Description of Decision:

 

 

Approval to sign a contract to deliver a three year extension of the Sheffield City Region Launchpad project which is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

 

Reasons for the Decision:

 

 

To secure the continued provision of business start-up support in Rotherham and assist in delivering the objectives and targets in the Rotherham Economic Growth Plan. The proposal makes best use of external funding and the Directorate Finance Business Partner has confirmed match funding is available through existing budgets and additional funding approvals are not required.

 

Details of alternative options considered and rejected:

 

Don’t utilise ERDF funding - continue business start-up support but fund through Council budgets. This would free the team from ERDF obligations and reporting requirements but require an increase in funding to deliver the same service.

 

Cease provision of business start-up support in Rotherham - The ability for the Council to have an impact in stimulating new jobs and employment opportunities would be significantly reduced, RiDO would have a diminished impact on delivering corporate targets and residents would have reduced access to business start-up advice in the area.

 

Conflicts of interest declared by any Executive Member consulted by the decision maker which relates to the decision:

 

None

Dispensations Granted:

(If any)

 

Not applicable

Reports or parts of reports considered

 

Officer delegated authority approval - Proposed 3 year extension of Sheffield City Region Launchpad business start-up support activity to March 2022.

 

 

I certify that this is a true record of the executive decision to agree to the continued delivery of the SCR Launch Pad project in Rotherham.

 

Signed by the Decision Maker     

 

 

Date: 17.01.19

Name Bronwen Knight

Job Title: Acting Assisting Director, Planning, Regeneration & Transport

 

Publication date: 17/01/2019

Date of decision: 17/01/2019

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