Decision details

Acceptance of Capability Fund

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Locality Services - Deputy Leader

Decision status: Awaiting Implementation

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


As part of a competitive bidding process co-ordinated through the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (LCRCA), Sefton Council have been awarded £310,859 of grant funding to develop Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure (LCWIP) network plans and designs and support infrastructure usage with behaviour change activities.


The Council has also secured £100,000 of grant funding to develop a pilot for a Social prescribing bid for Sefton and St Helens.


The funding has come from the Department for Transport, Local Authority Capability Fund in support of ‘Gear Change’, the Governments Cycling and Walking Plan published in July 2020


Due to the value of the grant funding, authority to accept the funding is required from Cabinet Member Locality Services. 



Decision(s): That


(1) The contents of this report be noted.


(2) The acceptance of £310,859 Capability Fund and the £100,000 Active Travel Fund (Social Prescribing) from Liverpool City Region Combined Authority be approved.


(3) That authority be delegated o the Head of Highways and Public Protection to enter into a Grant Funding Agreement as per the terms outlined in the body of this report.


(4)That a supplementary revenue estimate of £410,859 be authorised in consultation with Cabinet Member for Regulatory, Compliance and Corporate Services and the Section 151 Officer which will be fully funded by grant funding from Liverpool City Region Combined Authority.



Reasons for the Decision(s):


The funding allocations of £310,859 and £100,000 are 100% grant and do not require any match funding from the Council. Both should help the Council encourage Active Travel.



Alternative Options Considered and Rejected: (including any Risk Implications)




Publication date: 04/05/2022

Date of decision: 04/05/2022

Effective from: 13/05/2022

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