Decision details

Establishment of the Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund in response to Government Guidance

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To establish the NEDDC Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund as directed by Government, as a response to COVID-19.
The local scheme directly reflects the priorities identified in the BEIS guidance published on 13 May 2020, with the expectation that the Fund is launched and payments made from early June 2020.
The Scheme will be administered by the Partnership Strategy Team, in collaboration with
Economic Development.

Reasons for the decision:

Section 47 of the Local Government and Finance Act 1988 provides local authorities to use their discretionary powers to provide grant relief.
A local scheme is therefore required to do so.

Alternative options considered:

None. This approach has to be approved to be able to apply the Government’s guidance for the Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund.

Publication date: 23/11/2022

Date of decision: 21/05/2020

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