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LiveSmart Community Environmental Grant Programme 2021-22 (pilot scheme) Rural Needs Impact Assessment

 

SECTION 1 -
Defining the activity subject to Section 1(1) of the Rural Needs Act (NI) 2016
 
1A. Name of Public Authority.
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council.
 
 
1B. Please provide a short title which describes the activity being undertaken by the Public Authority that is subject to Section 1(1) of the Rural Needs Act (NI) 2016.
A grant application scheme to engage local groups and organisations in raising environmental standards in places where people live, work, relax and live.
 
 
1C. Please indicate which category the activity specified in Section 1B above relates to.

Developing a            Policy   ☐          Strategy   ☐           Plan   ☐ 

Adopting a                Policy   ☐          Strategy   ☐           Plan   ☐

Implementing a         Policy   ☐          Strategy   ☐           Plan   ☒ 

Revising a                 Policy   ☐          Strategy   ☐           Plan   ☐ 

Designing a Public Service   ☐ 

Delivering a Public Service   ☐ 

 
 
1D. Please provide the official title (if any) of the Policy, Strategy, Plan or Public Service document or initiative relating to the category indicated in Section 1C above.
LiveSmart Community Environmental Grant Programme 2021-22
 
 
1E. Please provide details of the aims and/or objectives of the Policy, Strategy, Plan or Public Service.
The aim of the grant application scheme is to allow groups and organisations to seek financial assistance to (1) improve the general cleanliness in their local area (2) promote recycling, reuse and waste reduction and (3) reduce carbon footprint in their local area.
 
 
1F. What definition of ‘rural’ is the Public Authority using in respect of the Policy, Strategy, Plan or Public Service?
Population Settlements of less than 5,000 (Default definition).      ☒
Other Definition (Provide details and the rationale below).            ☐
A definition of ‘rural’ is not applicable.                                            ☐
 
Details of alternative definition of ‘rural’ used.
N/A
 
Rationale for using alternative definition of ‘rural’.
N/A
 
Reasons why a definition of ‘rural’ is not applicable.
N/A
 
 
 
SECTION 2 -
Understanding the impact of the Policy, Strategy, Plan or Public Service
 
 
2A. Is the Policy, Strategy, Plan or Public Service likely to impact on people in rural areas?
Yes   ☐        No    ☒        If the response is NO GO TO Section 2E.
 
 
2B. Please explain how the Policy, Strategy, Plan or Public Service is likely to impact on people in rural areas.
 
 
 
2C. If the Policy, Strategy, Plan or Public Service is likely to impact on people in rural areas differently from people in urban areas, please explain how it is likely to impact on people in rural areas differently.

 

 
 
2D. Please indicate which of the following rural policy areas the Policy, Strategy, Plan or Public Service is likely to primarily impact on.
Rural Businesses                   ☐
Rural Tourism                 ☐
Rural Housing                 ☐
Jobs or Employment in Rural Areas                 ☐
Education or Training in Rural Areas                 ☐
Broadband or Mobile Communications in Rural Areas                 ☐
Transport Services or Infrastructure in Rural Areas                 ☐
Health or Social Care Services in Rural Areas                 ☐
Poverty in Rural Areas Deprivation in Rural Areas                 ☐
Rural Crime or Community Safety                 ☐
Rural Development                 ☐
Agri-Environment                 ☐
Other (Please state):  
If the response to Section 2A was YES GO TO Section 3A.
 
 
2E. Please explain why the Policy, Strategy, Plan or Public Service is NOT likely to impact on people in rural areas.
Groups and organisations in rural areas can apply on the same basis as those based in non-rural areas.
 
 
 

SECTION 3 -
Identifying the Social and Economic Needs of Persons in Rural Areas

 
 
3A. Has the Public Authority taken steps to identify the social and economic needs of people in rural areas that are relevant to the Policy, Strategy, Plan or Public Service?
Yes   ☐          No     ☒       If the response is NO GO TO Section 3E.
 
 
3B. Please indicate which of the following methods or information sources were used by the Public Authority to identify the social and economic needs of people in rural areas.

Consultation with Rural Stakeholders      ☐            Published Statistics    ☐

Consultation with Other Organisations    ☐            Research Papers        ☐

Surveys or Questionnaires                      ☐            Other Publications       ☐  

Other Methods or Information Sources (include details in Question 3C below).      ☐ 

 
 
3C. Please provide details of the methods and information sources used to identify the social and economic needs of people in rural areas including relevant dates, names of organisations, titles of publications, website references, details of surveys or consultations undertaken etc.
 
 
 
3D. Please provide details of the social and economic needs of people in rural areas which have been identified by the Public Authority?

 

If the response to Section 3A was YES GO TO Section 4A.
 
 
3E. Please explain why no steps were taken by the Public Authority to identify the social and economic needs of people in rural areas?
N/A
 
 
 
SECTION 4 -
Considering the Social and Economic Needs of Persons in Rural Areas
 
 
4A. Please provide details of the issues considered in relation to the social and economic needs of people in rural areas.
N/A
 
 
 
 
SECTION 5 -
Influencing the Policy, Strategy, Plan or Public Service
 
 
5A. Has the development, adoption, implementation or revising of the Policy, Strategy or Plan, or the design or delivery of the Public Service, been influenced by the rural needs identified?
Yes ☐         No ☒          If the response is NO GO TO Section 5C.
 
 
5B. Please explain how the development, adoption, implementation or revising of the Policy, Strategy or Plan, or the design or delivery of the Public Service, has been influenced by the rural needs identified.


 

If the response to Section 5A was YES GO TO Section 6A.
 
 
5C. Please explain why the development, adoption, implementation or revising of the Policy, Strategy or Plan, or the design or the delivery of the Public Service, has NOT been influenced by the rural needs identified.
No change to service provision in rural areas.
 
 
SECTION 6 -
Documenting and Recording
 
 
6A. Please tick below to confirm that the RNIA Template will be retained by the Public Authority and relevant information on the Section 1 activity compiled in accordance with paragraph 6.7 of the guidance.
I confirm that the RNIA Template will be retained and relevant information compiled.    ☒  
 
 
Rural Needs Impact Assessment undertaken by: Operations Technical Manager
Division/Branch Operations/Environmental Services Directorate
Date: 31/03/2021
 
 
Rural Needs Impact Assessment approved by: Head of Service
Division/Branch Operations/Environmental Services Directorate
Date: 31/03/2021