Decision details

Covid Local Grant Scheme

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Children and Young People's Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

To approve the deployment of funding to schools, academies, colleges and early years’ providers and to eligible care leavers to provide supermarket vouchers following extension of the scheme for the summer holiday period

Decision:

To approve the deployment of funding to schools, academies, colleges and early years’ providers to provide supermarket vouchers totalling £75 per eligible child (£15 per week for five weeks) prior to the start of the Summer 2021 school holiday break.

To approve the allocation of supermarket vouchers totalling £75 (£15 per week for five weeks) per eligible care leavers prior to the start of the Summer 2021 school break.

Reasons for the decision:

The local eligibility framework was approved by the Chief Executive under emergency powers on 26 November 2020 and the final deployment of the Covid Winter Grant was reported to The Executive on 9 March 2021. The Covid Grant support was extended on 14 April 2021 to cover the period to 20 June 2021 and a further extension has now been announced by DWP on 22 June to cover the summer holiday period.

This will be the final extension of the Covid Local Support Grant to cover the period 21st June 2021 to 30th September 2021. North Yorkshire County Council will receive a grant allocation of £1,350,966.

This decision was taken under Rule 16 special urgency and call in exemptions procedures due to the urgency in confirming arrangements for the Summer holidays for families experiencing financial hardship across the County.

Publication date: 05/07/2021

Date of decision: 29/06/2021

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