Decision details

Domestic Violence Team - Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government Funding

Reference: D48431

Decision Maker: Director of Communities and Environment

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

In August 2018, Safer Leeds led on a bid to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on behalf of the 5 local authorities in West Yorkshire. This secured £499,223k to roll out good practice around domestic violence with a focus on complex needs. The decision requires acceptance of this grant funding.  As a direct result of this funding, we will be required to transfer £94,430 in 2018/19 financial year and £192,637 in 2019/20 (Total - £287,067.00) in five equal parts to each of the other four councils in WY (four parts) and one commissioned provider in Leeds (one part). 

 

Decision:

The Director of Communities and Environment notes that Leeds will be the lead authority for this project, and to give permission to accept the grant funding of £499,223 from the Ministry for Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). Leeds City Council will then transfer £94,430 in the 2018/19 financial year and £192,637 in 2019/20 (Total - £287,067.00) in five equal parts to each of the other four councils in West Yorkshire (four parts) and one commissioned provider in Leeds. Leeds will be the lead authority for this project and, in consultation with the four Local Authority partners, will allocate funds through existing commissioners and contractual arrangements.

 

Reason Key: Expenditure > £250,000;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Consultation has been undertaken with the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, West Yorkshire Police and the other four local authorities in West Yorkshire.  No further consultation is needed.

Consultees

West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner

West Yorkshire Police

Bradford City Council

Wakefield Council

Kirklees Council

Calderdale Council

Contact: Michelle De Souza 0113 3789712 Email: Michelle.Desouza@leeds.gov.uk.

Publication date: 22/02/2019

Date of decision: 04/03/2019

Effective from: 12/03/2019

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