Decision Session - Executive Member For Finance and Performance in consultation with Executive Member for Housing and Safer Neighbourhoods (for agenda item 4, Winter Grants Scheme)


Thursday, 3 December 2020




Set out below is a summary of the decisions taken at the meeting of the Decision Session - Executive Member For Finance And Performance In Consultation With Executive Member For Housing And Safer Neighbourhoods (For Agenda Item 4, Extension of Hardship Fund Support) held on Thursday 3 December 2020
. The wording used does not necessarily reflect the actual wording that will appear in the minutes.


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4.               Winter Grants Scheme


Resolved: That approval be given to;


a)   The top slicing of the Winter Grant Government allocation in the sum of £200k for Free School Meals in respect of Christmas, February Half Term and the start of the Easter Holidays 2021.


b)   The Winter Grant scheme at Annex A to support families with or without children with Food and Utility bills through to 31st March 2021.


c)   The additional spend of £3,810 for October Half Term Free School Meals as set out at Paragraph 9 of the report.


d)   The delegation for any future changes resulting from Government guidance in relation to this scheme to the Chief Finance Officer (s151) in consultation with the Executive Member Finance and Performance.


Reason:     To provide financial support to the city’s most financially vulnerable residents through the ongoing covid-19 pandemic.