Decision details

Nottinghamshire / DWP Covid Winter Grant Scheme – Proposed Implementation

Reference: D1121

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Housing, Health and Wellbeing

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To seek approval of the proposed management and distribution arrangements for the Government’s package of extra-targeted financial support for those in need over the winter period


THAT the Portfolio Holder for Housing, Health and Wellbeing:
1)Approves the distribution plan for Gedling Borough Council’s proportion of the DWP Winter Grant Scheme as detailed in this report.
2)Delegates authority to the Director responsible for Communities to apportion the funding between supermarket vouchers and community groups as detailed in this report

Reasons for the decision:

To enable the Council to deliver the DWP Winter Assistance Scheme to vulnerable residents in Gedling in a timeous and equitable manner between January and March 2021

Alternative options considered:

To deliver the scheme under a different model, i.e. contracting out to an external provider.

Publication date: 12/02/2021

Date of decision: 12/02/2021

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