Issue details

Discretionary Grants - Phase 3

‘Phase 1’ of the scheme was introduced via officer delegations and followed the Government advice / guidance for each scheme. ‘Phase 2’ was introduced following Executive on 14th July 2020 and at that meeting Councillor Ellesmere reported that a Phase 3 report would be tabled at the August Executive.

However, a letter from Government was received on 23rd July 2020 meaning that that timetable needs to be shortened to enable the funding to be paid out locally by 28th August 2020 rather than paid back to Government. As a consequence, the decisions in this report are recommended to be made under Portfolio Holder decision making powers and exempt from call-in.


Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 13/07/2020

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
Change in Government timescale requiring funds to be used by 28 August 2020.

Lead member: Leader of the Council: Property & Development

Contact: Russell Williams, Chief Executive Email: Tel: 01473 432000.

Consultation process

Leader of the Council

Chief Executive

Chief Operating Officer

Head of Finance & Revenues

Head of Governance


plus Opposition Group Leaders (Councillor Fisher and Councillor I Lockington)



Background papers

  • Executive report E/20/06 - Discretionary Grants and Hardship Fund