Decision details

Community Vaccine Champions

Decision Maker: Director: Communities & Public Health

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

Reasons for the decision:
To be able to apply for additional external funding to support inequality in Covid 19 vaccination uptake which is a key priority for the city of Bristol
Reason for identifying as an OED:
This is a decision apply for additional external funding of £485,000 and to authorise the Director of Public Health to accept the funding and ensure that the funds are allocated and spent within the terms of the funding agreement. This is an urgent decision to meet the requirement to submit the application by 28th January and to implement delivery between January and March 2022.

Decision:

To submit a proposal on behalf of Bristol City Council for £475,000 to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Local Government Community Vaccine Champions Programme; and to authorise the Director of Public Health to accept the funding and ensure that funding received is spent in accordance with the funding agreement. Bristol has been selected to apply for this funding as it has been identified as having significant pockets of low uptake. The funding will be used to enhance and develop our existing work on vaccine
uptake among identified groups where there is low uptake and high levels of vaccine hesitancy. The programme will be delivered jointly with partners, including the community voluntary sector and the NHS during 2022. The Cabinet Member of Communities, Public Health and One City Cllr Ellie King has been kept fully informed and is supportive of the decision.

Alternative options considered:

Option 1: To not apply for this funding – Rejected as this would disadvantage Bristol
Option 2: To apply for less funding – Rejected as this would disadvantage Bristol

Publication date: 05/01/2022

Date of decision: 24/12/2021