Issue - decisions

COVID19 Winter Grant Scheme, Household Support Fund

07/12/2021 - COVID19 Winter Grant Scheme, Household Support Fund CSFR02 21/22

The Cabinet Member for Community Support, Fire and Rescue has approved;


(1)   the allocations from the Household Support Fund and arrangements for distribution and support  set out in Section 2 of the report to include a review at the end of December 2021;


(2)   that West Sussex County Council works in line with government guidance and applies the agreed criteria to support residents experiencing hardship in partnership with District and Boroughs;


(3)   that the council widens the range of organisations providing support via the Household Support Fund if significant sums remain available at the end of December 2021 due to low demand; and


(4)   the Director of Communities, in consultation with the Director of Finance and Support Services, is authorised to rebalance the allocation according to greatest need in the event that the funds allocated under school voucher schemes prove insufficient and otherwise to administer the allocations following the review in January 2022.