Decision details

Award of interim grant agreements to the three flexible floating support services

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeneration

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

To approve the award of the grants with variation and extension clauses until the new tendered service is established.

Decision:

A report was approved by Cabinet on the 5 April 2022 for the plans for the provision of services relating to the Rough Sleeping Initiative (RSI) and Commissioning services from 2022 to 2025.
Recommendation 3 on the report requested that Cabinet, ‘Authorise the Executive Director, Growth and Regeneration to award interim grant agreements to the three flexible floating support services until 31st December 2022 up to the value of £576,442.50’. 2022-23 is a transition year, as we are seeking to extend current contracts and grant agreements until tender processes have been undertaken and new contracts are in place for funded services in the programme.
We currently know what the RSI funding is for Quarter 1 is, but are waiting to find out what the RSI award will be form July 1st 2022 until March 2025. We will not formally know until after the May local elections to avoid pre-election publicity. To give assurance to funded organisations and provide service continuity for clients we need to put in place grant agreements with funded organisations for Quarter 1 with the option to vary and extend these grant funding arrangements from July 1st to 31st December until a new Higher Floating Support Service can be tendered and awarded.

Alternative options considered:

Option 1 - This option prioritises service continuity to prevent a return to rough sleeping for a vulnerable client group who experience multiple disadvantage and any other option would be contrary to the aims of the Corporate Strategy 2022-27.
Option 2 -
Option 3 -

Publication date: 03/05/2022

Date of decision: 29/04/2022