Issue details

North Yorkshire Local Assistance Fund Re-Procurement.

Since 2019, North Yorkshire Council have been in contract with Family Fund Business Services (FFBS). FFBS have administered the scheme, ‘North Yorkshire Local Assistance Fund’ (the NYLAF) originally; a 3 year contract with two possible extensions now exhausted.. On 31st March this contract will end.

The purpose of the assistance fund is to provide practical help for vulnerable people who are moving home or seeking to remain within their community often – but not always - due to a crisis. The fund helps to provide a few essential items. There are a range of reasons why people apply for help including: homeless vulnerability, domestic abuse, physical disability, substance dependency.

The purpose of this report is to seek approval to reprocure the Council’s contract of an Administrator for the Local Assistance Fund. The contract will continue to support the various replicants of the scheme.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 28/07/2023

Decision due: 4 Sep 2023 by Executive Member for Corporate Services

Lead member: Executive Member for Corporate Services

Lead director: Corporate Director of Resources

Contact: Amber Graver, Stronger Communities Development Officer Email: Email:

Consultation process



It is felt that no consultees are necessary for this decision.



  • North Yorkshire Local Assistance Fund Re-Procurement.