Decision Maker: Director of Communities, Housing & Environment
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
For Leeds City Council to accept funding of approximately £7.1 million from the Department for Work and Pensions Household Support Fund to support vulnerable housings with the costs of food, fuel, water and essential items from October 2021 to 31st March 2022.
The Director of Communities, Housing and Environment has approved the recommendations to;
a) Accept the allocation of £7,098,648.16 Household Support Fund from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), to be used between 6th October 2021 and the end of March 2022.
b) Note the proposed levels of expenditure as outlined in this report to ensure that the funding meets the grant criteria to support vulnerable families and individuals with the costs of food, fuel, water and essential items, including the provision of free school meals to low-income families over holiday periods.
c) Agree that the amounts per expenditure type may be varied to ensure that the funding is appropriately utilised and spent within the allowable grant criteria provided by Government.
Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;
Wards Affected: (All Wards);
Contact: Joanna Rowlands, Financial Inclusion Manager 0113 3789219 Email: Jo.Rowlands@leeds.gov.uk.
Publication date: 11/11/2021
Date of decision: 19/11/2021
Effective from: 27/11/2021