Decision details

Household Support Fund (October 2022 – March 2023)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek approval to spend the Council’s allocation of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Household Support Fund.


That Cabinet:

1.   Noted the Officer Executive Decision (OED) taken on 21st September to spend £331k of the Household Support Fund in respect of Free School Meals food vouchers for October 2022 school holidays.

2.   Approved the Household Support Fund Policy October 2022 – March 2023 and change of budget to reflect this funding.

3.   Authorised the Director Finance in consultation with the Cabinet Member and Deputy Mayor; City Economy Finance and Performance to take all steps required to accept and spend (including procuring and awarding contracts over £500k) the remaining £3.7m of the extended allocation of the DWP Household Support Fund as outlined in Household Support Fund Policy October 2022 – March 2023.


Report author: Graham Clapp

Publication date: 01/11/2022

Date of decision: 01/11/2022

Decided at meeting: 01/11/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 09/11/2022

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