ADD2167 North Kensington Sport 4 Good Cluster

Type of decision: 
Assistant Director's decision
Code: 
ADD2167
Date signed: 
31 October 2017
Decision by: 
Laura Cordingley Nee Brown , Assistant Director, Team London

Executive summary

This ADD seeks approval for expenditure of £30,000, from the ‘Sport Unites’ investment programme to help establish and fund a North Kensington ‘Sport 4 Good Cluster’ in response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy. The network will initially consist of ten organisations, but is expected to grow over the duration of the project, and will deliver an activity programme for affected families and young people. 
Sport England is contributing £54,000 towards the project.
 

Decision

That the Assistant Director of Team London and Sport approves:
Expenditure of £30,000 in grant funding for a community activity programme, delivered by a new North Kensington Sport 4 Good Cluster, for families and young people affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy. 
 

Part 1: Non-confidential facts and advice

Introduction and background

1.1    Social Integration is a major priority for the Mayor. The GLA Sports Team is developing a new investment programme for community sport in London called “Sport Unites” which has social integration at its heart.

1.2    Following the Grenfell Tower tragedy that took place in summer 2017, the GLA Sport Team have allocated a portion of this funding towards supporting the community in the Grenfell area through an activity programme designed specifically for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire. This will be delivered through a network of local sporting organisations that make up the North Kensington Sport 4 Good Cluster.

1.3    Sport England are contributing £54,000 towards the cost of this project in addition to the £30,000 from the GLA Sports Team, with the total project cost of £84,000.
 

Objectives and expected outcomes

The funding will:

2.1    Establish a North Kensington Sport 4 Good Cluster, formed by a network of local community and sporting organisations. This network will initially consist of 10 organisations, but is expected to grow over the duration of the project.

2.2    Support the organisations in the North Kensington Sport 4 Good Cluster to deliver an activity programme for families and young people in the Grenfell Area that were affected by the tragedy. This activity programme will consist of a minimum of 294 sessions/events for families and young people in the Grenfell Area with expected number of attendances to exceed 5,900. 

2.3    Establish a Youth Advisory Group to support the work of the cluster and give young people from the area a voice in how the funding is allocated
 

Equality comments

3.1    The development of the Sports United Programme, from which this funding is allocated, will take account of the GLA’s new equalities strategy and framework. The consultation process and project design will ensure that stakeholders and individuals that represent the diversity of London’s population have a chance to shape the activity provision. 

3.2    Whilst social integration is a key priority for the Sport Unites programme — the Sports Team will ensure that this funding impacts groups and communities of Londoners who live in the Grenfell area and will therefore benefit the most from opportunities to take part in the proposed activity programme.

3.3    Sports programmes supported by Sport Unites will aim to engage significant numbers of women, disabled people, BAME people and people from lower socio-economic groups, both via sports participation programmes and training opportunities.

3.4    According to the most recent Sport England Active People survey (APS 10 published in December 2016), levels of participation in sport and physical activity are variable across different socio-demographic groups in London. Across all 33 London Boroughs, average figures indicate that 43% of men participate in sport at least once a week compared to 33% of women. 37% of Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) people participate weekly compared to 39% of people of white origin. 19% of disabled people participate weekly compared to 41% of non-disabled people. 20% of people over the age of 65 participate weekly compared to 55% of those between the age of 16 and 41% of people from socio-economic groups 1 to 4 participate weekly compared to 26% from socio-economic groups 5-8 (based on the National Statistics Socio-economic classification system).
 

Other considerations

4.1     Key Risks and Issues

 

Risk

Likelihood / Impact

Response & Mitigation

1

The programme does not deliver and participants do not attend the sessions

Low/Medium

There will be local consultation with the delivery organisations and participants to design activities that local people want.

 

All proposed activities will be monitored carefully and any potential risks highlighted in advance

2

Funding is not used for the purpose it is intended and/or is subject to fraud. Potential result: reputational damage, failure to hit pre-agreed objectives.

Low / High

Assessment of past projects suggests risk of fraud is relatively low given the existing controls, which will be replicated in this instance.

 

All projects are subject to performance monitoring and have to provide evidence of delivery and spend before payments can be processed.

3

Project delivery delays. Potential result: benefits realisation and expenditure time lags.

Medium/Medium

Accept but monitor closely. Allow slippage tolerance thresholds and ensure timely delivery is a condition of funding agreements. Ensure close monitoring of project progress through regular review meetings.

 

 

Financial comments

5.1    The estimated cost of up to £30,000 will be funded from the Sporting Future for London Programme budget for 2017-18 (held within the Communities and Intelligence Directorate). 

 

Planned delivery approach and next steps

 

Activity

Timeline

ADD Signed

October 2017

Funding Agreement Executed

October 2017

Project Delivery

July 2017 - February 2018

Evaluation and Project End

March 2018