Winter Grants Scheme
The government recently announced a package of extra targeted
financial support for those in need over the winter period. The
COVID Winter Grant Scheme will see new funding issued to councils
to support those most in need across England with the cost of food,
energy and water bills and other associated costs. The council has
received a funding allocation of £416,729 which will last
until the 31st March. The report will contain details of the
recommended use of the funding and scheme to support its
distribution to those who need it most. Details about the scheme
can be found at:
Executive Member is asked to approve the uses for the funding and the scheme that will be adopted to distribute funding that meet the requirements set by government and local needs.
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 grants are awarded to recipients at the earliest opportunity.
Decision type: Non-key
Decision status: Decision Made
Wards affected: (All Wards);
Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/11/2020
Decision due: 03/12/20 by Executive Member for Finance and Performance
Reason: 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 grants are awarded to recipients at the earliest opportunity.
Lead member: Executive Member for Finance and Performance
Lead director: Chief Operating Officer
Department: Chief Executive's
This is a Central Government scheme and there
was no consultation with City of York Council on its
implementation. In terms of supporting the council’s
residents there will be internal consultation in respect of
vulnerable children and free school meals.
Consultees: Chiildren, Education and Culture Teams and relevant Executive portfolio holders
- 03/12/2020 - Winter Grants Scheme
- 03/12/2020 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Finance and Performance Winter Grants Scheme 03/12/2020