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Freedom of Information Request

Grants for Households (DEFRA etc)

Received: 9 July 2021

We would greatly appreciate it if you could provide us with the following breakdown:

1. Local welfare assistance/provision direct grants/loans to individuals or households (funded by core spending power only, including the Local Government Finance Settlement, but excluding the two additional funds set out in questions 2 and 3)
a) 2020/21 spend
b) 2020/21 applications successful

2. Coronavirus Emergency Assistance Grant for Food and Essential Supplies (DEFRA)
a) According to DEFRA, you were allocated £365,756. How much of this allocation did you spend in 2020/21?
b) Approximately what % (if any) of this fund was used to provide direct local welfare assistance grants to individuals/households?
c) If this fund was used to provide direct grants to individuals or households, how many were awarded in 2020/21?
d) If the answer to B is less than 100%, please provide approximate percentages indicating what the remainder was spent on (e.g. xx% of the fund was allocated to local food banks, xx% was allocated to schools for food vouchers, etc.).

3. Covid Winter Grant Scheme (including the initial £170 million and the additional £59.1 million for top-tier local authorities)
a) according to the DWP, you were allocated £986,960
+ £343,114. How much of this allocation did you spend in 2020/21?
b) Approximately what % (if any) of this fund was used to provide direct local welfare assistance grants to individuals/households in 2020/21?
c) if this fund was used to provide direct grants to individuals or households, how many were awarded in 2020/21?
d) If the answer to B is less than 100%, please provide approximate percentages indicating what the remainder was spent on (e.g. xx% of the fund was allocated to local food banks, xx% was allocated to schools for food vouchers, etc.).

If any of these questions are not applicable, please explain why (e.g. because you do not have a local welfare assistance scheme).

Outcome / Documents

  • Response (all information to be supplied) - application/pdf - Download