Issue details

OD/20/04 Ipswich Borough Council Discretionary Grants Scheme

The following decision was made under delegation 10.1(c) of Section 5 of Part 3 of the Council’s Constitution.  That delegation gives the following authority to the Chief Executive:

“Exercise the Council's powers to prepare for and deal with any disaster or emergency affecting life or property in Ipswich.”

Local Authority Discretionary Grant Fund

The Council has been allocated £1.24m by the Government to spend on discretionary grants.  The proposed Ipswich Borough Council Discretionary Grants Scheme is set out in Appendix A.


The Scheme follows the published Government guidance, i.e. it focuses on the businesses recommended for support by Government. It should be noted that the funding for this has been provided by Government and must only be used for this purpose (i.e. Discretionary Grants to third parties).

Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 05/06/2020

Decision due: 4 Jun 2020 by Officer Decision

Lead member: Leader of the Council: Property & Development

Consultation process

Leader of the Council (as the relevant Portfolio Holder), plus more informally the two Opposition Group Leaders, Tom Hunt MP and Dan Poulter MP.  None of the consultees have raised objection to the proposals.