Issue details

Covid Winter Grant Scheme

To agree how the Council should utilise this grant fund to provide support to vulnerable households with food, energy and essentials over the winter period.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/12/2020

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
It has been agreed by Councillor Steele as Chair of the Overview and Scrutiny Management Board that the decision may be taken using “Special Urgency” procedures.

The Government have given the Council money to spend with an expectation and need for it to be spent quickly to help people and businesses in need. The timing of the notification of the money, the issue of the rules and guidance and the need to develop a fair and appropriate scheme to help those in most need mean that a decision needs to be taken as a matter of urgency. As such it is not practicable to give 28 days’ notice of the intention to take the decision.

Due to the urgency of the decision it has been agreed by Councillor Steele as Chair of the Overview and Scrutiny Management Board, in consultation with Councillor Cowles, as Leader of the Opposition that the decision be exempt from the Council’s call-in process.

Open/Exempt: Open;

Decision due: December 2020 by Cabinet

Lead member: Councillor Chris Read, Leader of the Council

Lead director: Chief Executive

Department: Assistant Chief Executive's Department

Contact: Jackie Mould, Head of Performance, Intelligence and Improvement Email: jackie.mould@rotherham.gov.uk Tel: 01709 823618.

Consultees

Relevant officers, members and stakeholders.

Agenda items

Documents

  • Report