Issue details

Additional Covid Grants 2021-2022

Summary of activity to date and request for authorisation for spend against extended grant 21st June 21 to 30th September 21.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £250,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 02/07/2021

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
Following a departmental review at the end of the most recent phase (20 June 2021). The Department for Work & Pensions notified the Local Authority on 22 June of their intentions to continue their support by means of the Covid Local Support Grant, with a revised period extended from 21 June to 30 September 21. This came with no prior notice of the grant determination or the extended timeframe.

Decision due: 7 Jul 2021 by Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Children and Young People

Lead director: Emma Bennett, Executive Director of Families

Contact: Kate Lees Email:, Emma Bennett, Executive Director of Families Email: Tel: 01902 551449, Alison Shannon, Chief Accountant Email:


Agenda items


  • Extension to Local Support Grant