Issue details

Contain Outbreak Management Fund (COMF)

The Contain Outbreak Management Fund (COMF) has been allocated to the Council as part of the government’s response to the pandemic.  For the year to the 31 March 2021, the council will receive £20.242 million in funding for test, trace and contain activity to reduce the spread of coronavirus and to support the local economy and public health activity.  Further funding is expected during 2021/22.


This report sets out the proposal to utilise £6.018 million of the total grant funding, of which £2.933 million is to support activities by the West Sussex Districts and Boroughs, £0.665 million is for homelessness prevention (Adults) and £2.419 million is to support services for children and young people.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 04/05/2021

Decision due: Between 1 February 2021 and 1 February 2022 by Chief Executive

Lead member: Cabinet, Becky Shaw, Chief Executive

Lead director: Director of Finance and Support Services

Contact: Katharine Eberhart, Director of Finance and Support Services Email: Tel: 033 022 22682.

Consultation process

Representation can be made via the officer contact.

Democratic Services Contact: Erica Keegan Tel: 033 022 26050


Background papers

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