Issue details

Emergency Assistance Grant

In response to the continuing Covid-19 situation, the Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has announced a Local Authority Emergency Assistance Grant for Food and Essential Supplies to support people who are struggling with food and essential supplies.   The County Council’s  share of the grant is £737,319.  The accompanying guidance states the receiving authority can use its discretion to support those most in need. It is proposed to introduce a simple countywide approach to ensure the funding supports those in need quickly.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 07/09/2020

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
This decision is urgent due to the need for the County Council to respond quickly to the continuing Covid-19 situation.

Decision due: 7 September 2020 by Director of Law and Assurance

Lead member: Tony Kershaw, Director of Law and Assurance

Contact: Emily King, Acting Director of Communities emily.king: Email: Tel: 033 022 23876.

Democratic Services Contact: Erica Keegan Tel: 0330 022 26050

West Sussex Plan Priority: A Safe, Strong and Sustainable Place