Decision details

To accept grant funding to continue to deliver a refugee integration programme in the Yorkshire and Humber region

Reference: D52379

Decision Maker: Director of Communities and Environment

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To accept grant funding to deliver a refugee integration programme in the Yorkshire and Humber region under two grant-funded projects. Grant funding would be received from the ‘Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund’, and re-distributed to partner organisations to deliver services to increase refugee integration in the Yorkshire and Humber region.

Decision:

The Director of Communities and Environment approved the request to:

a)  Accept grant agreements from the Home Office to manage the Refugee Integration programme.

b)  Enter into partnership agreements for delivery of the Refugee Integration programme with the following organisations:

  Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

  Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

  Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford

  City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

  Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council

  Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)

  Kingston upon Hull City Council

  Kirklees Metropolitan District Council

  Leeds Beckett University

  Migrant English Support Hub (MESH)

  North East Lincolnshire Council

  Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

  Sheffield City Council

  Sheffield Hallam University

  Solidaritech CIC

  University of Huddersfield

  Wakefield Metropolitan District Council

c)  Enter into agreements with other organisations that the Head of Migration Yorkshire believes are required to deliver the Refugee Integration programme.

d)  Enter into such other documents that the Head of Migration Yorkshire believes are needed to enable Leeds City Council to deliver the Refugee Integration programme.

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Consultation with strategic and delivery partners and funders.

Consultees

Local Authorities, project partners and strategic partners.

Contact: David Brown, Head of Migration Yorkshire 0113 3789013 Email: david.2.brown@migrationyorkshire.org.uk.

Publication date: 14/10/2020

Date of decision: 22/10/2020

Effective from: 30/10/2020

Current call-in Count: 0

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