Decision details

Household Support Grant – the Government has allocated £3,537k to the County Council for the period to 31 March 2022 to provide support to households who would otherwise struggle to buy food or pay essential utility bills or meet other essential livi

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

To agree the local eligibility framework to be used to distribute the Household Support Fund

Decision:

To agree the Local Eligibility Framework and Approach for the allocation of Household Support Fund to provide support to households who would otherwise struggle to buy food or pay essential utility bills or meet other essential living costs this winter. The £3.54m allocation is being made available to NYCC by DWP to cover the period October 2021 to March 2022. Funding will be provided through supermarket vouchers, food banks, Warm and Well, and NYLAF.

Reasons for the decision:

DWP requires local authorities to have a Local Eligibility Framework and Approach for the allocation of Household Support Fund before the funding can be utilised.

Alternative options considered:

Not to utilise the allocation – this would have resulted in additional support not being available to residents of the North Yorkshire

Publication date: 29/10/2021

Date of decision: 29/10/2021