Present: Fergus Devitt, Marie-Hêlêne Knox, Sarah Todd, Caroline Wilson
In attendance: Micháela Mackin
A meeting took place on 28 February with the sub committee to discuss a possible contingency plan to be employed (after using the essential criteria and scoring processes) in light of the Scheme being heavily oversubscribed.
Both Ms Knox and Ms Wilson (voting committee members) indicated that they had not read their papers for the 6/7 March meeting and therefore were not aware of who was applying for funding under the Scheme.
Ms Mackin indicated that Fiona Cassidy has made some comments/queries about the essential criteria tick box process and the scoring process. Following review of the processes the committee agreed changes to:
Guidelines for allocating expenditure from CF Scheme (Victims/Survivors).
Criteria for the allocation of funding under the Core Funding Scheme for Victims + Survivors Groups (03/05).
Scoring Process for the allocation of Core Funding scheme for Victims + Survivors groups.
Ms Mackin agreed to forward the changes to all committee members by email and letter that evening.
Ms Todd agreed to contact the Minister to determine whether any additional funding might be available. She agreed to contact Ms Mackin with a decision on this if available.
After much discussion the following was agreed:
That the Core Funding Committee following the scoring process shall look at the average scores and increase the threshold 1% at a time until all projects are funded at a particular level within the budget. Where any funding is left over this will be put into the contingency reserve budget or for reviews.