Decision Maker: Director: Education and Skills
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Between October 2020 and January 2021 Bristol
saw a 5% increase in the number of children in receipt of free
school meals (FSM). It is likely that there will have been further
increases in numbers since then. The Department for Education (DfE)
has taken this additional need into consideration by allocating
contingency funding directly to local authorities to further
increase holiday and food provision for the 2021 summer holidays.
In Bristol this equates to £140,300 of additional grant
funding. This brings the overall funding received by Bristol City
Council to £1,989,150. Bristol has already allocated 5/6ths,
or £1,538,000, of the original funding for Easter and Summer
holiday delivery. Coupled with the increase in FSM numbers this
satisfies the DfE’s criteria for contingency funding.
To accept the additional DfE Holiday Activity
Fund contingency funding in the sum of £1450,300.
Publication date: 13/09/2021
Date of decision: 02/08/2021