Decision details

Cleveland Pools Trust - Grant Funding

Decision Maker: Director of Economy & Growth

Decision status: Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


This expenditure will be linked to the future development of the Pools by the Trust, supported by a substantial grant award from the National Heritage Lottery Fund (NHLF).

We have reviewed the NHLF submission and business case for Cleveland Pools, including review of risks and governance. We are satisfied that due diligence was carried out by NHLF who have made a grant offer of £4,693,300 which is 83% of the total eligible cost of £5.685m. The submission request includes secured funds from other sources of which B&NES is listed at £175k (£200k agreed less £25k already drawn). Of the £175k, £50k was approved previously (decision E2892) and the balance remaining to be fully approved is £125k.

The buildings are Grade ll* listed, meaning they have very high heritage significance.


To fully approve capital amounting to £125k from the provisional capital programme item: Cleveland Pools Trust.

For information, the Cabinet Member for Community Services was consulted.

Alternative options considered:

Option 1 - There is the option of not proceeding, however B&NES has agreed funding of £200k in total to the project and the Trust must confirm to the National Heritage Lottery fund that they have secured all their partnership funding and are ready to start. They are dependent on this to receive "Permission to Start" the project. The buildings are Council owned. If the current project (run by the Trustees of the CPT) fails, then the ‘at risk’ buildings and the cost/responsibility to restore them is likely to revert to the Council.

Publication date: 12/06/2019

Date of decision: 04/06/2019