Core Funding Committee – Victims + Survivors Groups
Friday 6th June 2003
(meeting date changed from 29 May)
Present: John Cousins (Chair), Caroline Wilson, Marie-Helene Knox, Sheena Funston,
In Attendance: Derrick Mathews, Joan Clements, Brian Mullan, Carol Taylor
Observers: Sarah Todd, Caroline Evans
Mr Cousins welcomed everyone to the meeting and the following apologies were noted: Maureen Hetherington, Sheila-Jayne Malley, Chris O'Halloran, Jim Campbell and Micháela Mackin
Mr Mullan informed the committee that the review panel had not been able to finalise their review recommendations and that a further and hopefully final meeting of the review panel would take place on 24 June 2003. Mr Mullan outlined that the review panel wished to ensure that fair and equitable decisions are reached. The committee voiced concern regarding this delay which they requested, be conveyed to the review panel.
CF Committee to convene on 25 June 2003 at 12 noon in CRC Boardroom, Belfast to consider Review Panel recommendations. Committee/Observers/Officers
Letter to be forwarded to CFVS Groups who have requested a review to inform them of the delay. Assessment Officers
Minutes of last meeting [Paper CRC Victims 29/05/03/01 refers]
The minutes of the 10 March 2003 were corrected in respect of those present. Insert John Cousins as present; amend Sarah-Jayne Malley to Sheila-Jane Malley.
3.1 Matters Arising
Ms Todd updated the committee regarding the two deferred groups HURT & PAIN.
Ms Todd to table formal recommendation to the committee at the next meeting of 25 June 2003.
CRC Officers to proactively support HURT within the remit of the Victim/Survivor Groups Development Grant Scheme
PAIN – The process is not yet complete and no decision is finalised with regard to this group.
The draft terms of reference were accepted. Groups may have recently undergone an economic appraisal and this will be taken into consideration if this is within the last 6 months. It was previously agreed that groups with public monies in excess of £250K will require an economic appraisal.
Action - Officers to progress.
9.0 Evaluation of the Scheme – Terms of reference [Paper CRC Victims 29/05/03/06 refers]
Action - Committee members to review terms of reference and forward suggested amendments to Officers asap.
Request for guidance in respect of long term sick leave. Officer requested some guidance from committee.
Action – Fiona Cassidy to be contacted by Officers for legal advice.
Group - Core funded staff member who was in post at time of award allocation has resigned. Officer requested that advertising costs could be allocated to this group from the contingency fund.
Date of next meeting
Provisional date set for 25 June 2003 at 12 noon in CRC, Belfast office to consider review recommendations.
As all matters had been agreed the meeting was brought to a close.