Decision details

Covid Winter Grant Scheme

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

Decisions set out in the book have been made under delegated powers by the Chief Executive, Executive Directors or the Chief Finance Officer and Monitoring Officer, in consultation either with the relevant committee or Lead Councillor.

The Decision Book process has been altered to suspend the current Councillors’ call-in arrangements within the 10-day period after its publication and replace it with the ability during that period for three Councillors to request a retrospective review of the decision in writing to the Head of Legal and Democratic Services.

The decision book can be accessed on the Council’s website –

https://democracy.reading.gov.uk/mgListOfficerDecisions.aspx?bcr=1&BAM=0

The officer reports accompanying the decisions are attached.

Contact: Richard Woodford Committee Services
Tel: 0118 937 2332
e-mail: richard.woodford@reading.gov.uk

Decision:

This report sets out the decision to implement a Covid Winter Grant Scheme.
It is the decision of the Chief Executive, in consultation with the Leader of the Council that a Covid Winter Grant Scheme in respect of residents meeting the following criteria is introduced:
Phase 1 Summary, further information in Section 5.3 of this report:
(a) A targeted food voucher scheme for families with school age children eligible for Pupil Premium Free School Meals during the school Christmas holidays 2020;
(b) Additional grant support to local community organisations to support other vulnerable families with food.
Phase 2 and 3 Summary, further information in Section 5.3 of this report:
(a) Food and fuel support for families with school age children eligible for Pupil Premium Free School Meals during the school holidays up to 31 March 2021;
(b) Support for additional vulnerable families as emerging in the data or identified by the One Reading Community Hub.
A contingency fund will support other emerging unmet needs as identified in the guidance up to 31 March 2021.

Publication date: 07/01/2021

Date of decision: 07/01/2021

Accompanying Documents: