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Use of the COVID Reserve to fund Free School Meals

Extended Government COVID Local Support Grant funding of £160m was announced on 22nd June 2021, of which Leeds was allocated £2.67m. It is proposed to use this funding to provide free school meals during the 2021 school summer holidays, however the allocation is not sufficient to fund the full six weeks. Executive Board are asked to approve the release of £0.52m from the COVID reserve to provide the additional funding required.

Decision type: Key Decision

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 09/07/2021

Decision due: 21 Jul 2021 by Executive Board

Lead director: Director of Resources

Department: Resources

Contact: Victoria Bradshaw, Chief Officer - Financial Services Email:


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