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Government COVID Local Support Grant and Extension 2021

To ratify the decisions taken by Executive Director of Children’s Services to engage the service provider known as Auriga Service Ltd to allocate and distribute the following grants for the purpose of supporting vulnerable families by providing them with welfare support through (a) free school meal food vouchers and (b) emergency support to vulnerable children and families in the form of essential items (food vouchers, fuel vouchers, white goods):

1. A Government Covid Local Support Grant of £354,747 for the purpose of providing such support during the period 17th April 2021 to 20th June 2021; and

2. A Government Extension of Support - COVID Local Support Grant of £1,418,987.91 for the purpose of providing such support during the period 21st June 2021 to 30th September 2021.

To ratify the decision taken by Executive Director of Children’s Services to provide a £70,000 grant to each of Gloucestershire’s six District Councils (£420,000 in total funded through the Local COVID Support Grant Extension) in order to develop local support for vulnerable families and individuals who have been adversely impacted by the pandemic, and are experiencing, or at risk of experiencing poverty.

For more details of this decision, please contact: -

Wendy Williams

Telephone: 01452 328526

Email: wendy.williams3@gloucestershire.gov.uk

 

Any representations should be sent to:

Name:  Chris Spencer, Executive Director of Children’s Services

Tel. no: 01452 583578

Email: Chris.Spencer@gloucestershire.gov.uk

By 5pm on Wednesday 8 December 2021

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000 and 2 Divisions affected;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 29/11/2021

Decision due: Between 9 Dec 2021 and 23 Dec 2021 by Cabinet Member - Children's Safeguarding and Early Years

Lead member: Cabinet Member - Children's Safeguarding and Early Years

Contact: Chris Spencer, Director of Children's Services Email: chris.spencer@gloucestershire.gov.uk.

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