Agenda item

Call for Good Relations Funding for a Three Year Period from the Executive Office (HC38/19)

Minutes:

Councillor Cusack informed Members that Rosemount Resource Centre had received funding from the Department for Communities (DfC) towards their new premises.  However, she advised that there was a shortfall in funding.  She advised that if this shortfall was not addressed by 31 March 2019 then the project would not be able to proceed.  She asked for an update regarding the recent meeting that had taken place to discuss the matter.

Councillor Carr stated that it was his understanding that further discussions had taken place with officers from Council and DfC and a report would be brought to the Health and Community Committee and sought clarification on the matter.

The Chief Executive advised that correspondence had been received from Rosemount Resource Centre on 22 February 2019 on the matter.  He stated that officers were meeting with DfC to ascertain the scale of the issue and to understand how the gap could be bridged or if there were other solutions available.  He stated that Council had offered to meet with representatives from Rosemount Resource Centre.  He advised Members that the centre was not a Council owned building, however attempts were being made to establish the extent of the problem and see what solutions Council could provide bring, adding that a report would be provided at the March meeting of the Health and Community Committee.