BASINGSTOKE & DEANE BOROUGH COUNCIL
DECISION NOTICE
SUBJECT
KEY DECISION NUMBER
Continued funding of Hampshire Cultural Trust
959/CSDI
DECISION TYPE (please mark X as relevant)
X
Key
Cabinet
Non Key
Portfolio Holder
X
Officer
WARDS AFFECTED: All
THE DECISION IS THAT:
a) The council provides an additional four years of funding to Hampshire Cultural Trust,
to support the operation of Milestones, Basing House and the Willis Museum and
Sainsbury’s Gallery until 2019/20.
b) Funding will be awarded on a decreasing basis, with a reduction of 2% per annum in
years one and two, followed by a further 10% in year three and a further 2% in year
four.
THE REASONS FOR THE DECISION ARE:
 In 2015/16 an initial grant of one year’s funding (£216,745) was provided whilst the
new trust was established. This enabled the borough council to review the trust’s
progress and performance before committing to a longer term funding agreement.

Since forming in November 2014, the Hampshire Cultural Trust has demonstrated
that it is performing well and has established a clear structure, strategic direction and
it is taking a pragmatic approach to income generation to address future funding
gaps.
THE OPTIONS CONSIDERED AND REJECTED ARE:
 Not to fund the Hampshire Cultural Trust
THE CONFLICTS OF INTEREST ARE:
N/A
STANDARDS COMMITTEE DISPENSATIONS ARE:
N/A
SIGNED
Cllr Robert Tate
NAME
Cllr Robert Tate
DESIGNATION
Portfolio Holder for Communities, Service
Delivery and Improvement
DATE
05 February 2016
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draft decision notice - Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council