The Forum received a report outlining potential options for funding projects relating to rights of way across the County. A copy of the report, marked ‘Agenda Item 14’, is filed with these minutes.
The report explored the possibility of setting up a Community Interest Organisation which would allow the LLAF to apply for funding bodies. The Forum was advised that the Norfolk Local Access Forum was in the process of setting up a Community Interest Organisation.
The Forum was advised that this would require support from the Appointing Authority to act as the ‘bank account’ for the organisation. Concern was expressed that this would also require significant input from LAF members.
It was suggested that the Chairman raise the issue at the next EMLAF meeting which would allow the Forum to see the progress from other local access forums who were investigating becoming a Community Interest Organisation.
That the item be considered at the next meeting of the Forum.