Winter Grants Funding
Decision Maker: Decision Session - Executive Member for Finance and Performance, Executive Member for Finance and Performance
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Purpose of Report: to outline to the Executive Member for Finance and Performance, in consultation with the Executive Member for Housing and Safer Neighbourhoods, that the Government's funding for the Council's Winter Grants Scheme is unlikely to last to 31st March 2021 and any solutions for funding.
The Executive Member will be asked make a decision about the funding from the Winter Grants Scheme.
The Council aims to give 28 days’ notice for non-key decisions as it does for key decisions however on this occasion that has not been possible. This is to ensure that a decision on grants are made at the earliest opportunity and to secure a decision that could avoid any gap in support to those in hardship during the covid pandemic.
Resolved: That approval be given to the funding the winter grants scheme through to 31st March 2021 through use of the extended YFAS funding at an estimated cost of £200k.
Reason: To provide financial support to the city’s most financially vulnerable residents through the ongoing covid-19 pandemic.
Report author: Pauline Stuchfield
Publication date: 15/02/2021
Date of decision: 15/02/2021
Decided at meeting: 15/02/2021 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Finance and Performance
Effective from: 18/02/2021