Issue details

Allocation of Covid Local Support Grant - Key Decision

Decision type: Key

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 09/07/2021

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
The meeting is urgent and the business cannot be deferred because Central Government only confirmed an extension of the Covid Local Support Scheme on 22 June 2021. Discussions about how the money should be allocated were held (in light of the Holiday Activity Fund Programme, which also aims to support FSM pupils), and a decision was taken by the Corporate Director for People to use the money for vouchers, and the process for getting approval of the scheme/spend began on 1 July 2021.

As the school term ends for some city schools on 20 July 2021 (and parents need to be informed by the schools of the process of application prior to closing for the school summer holidays), there was not enough time to give 28 days' notice.

Decision due: Not before 12th Jul 2021 by Leader of the Council

Lead member: Leader of the Council

Lead director: Corporate Director for People

Department: People

Contact: Jennifer Hardy, Project Manager Email: Tel: 0115 876333.