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Household Support Fund Grant - Food Vouchers

To provide £15 food vouchers to approximately 29,500 eligible families for the October 2021 half-term holidays, using existing supplier Edenred.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 15/10/2021

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
The Government announced a new Household Support Fund (HSF) grant on 6 October 2021.

While the planning for broader delivery has started, we need urgent approval to purchase and issue food vouchers to schools/early years eligible cohorts in preparation for the October half-term holidays.

Scrutiny Committee: Children, Young People and Family Support Scrutiny Committee;

Decision due: 15 Oct 2021 by Leader of the Council

Lead member: Executive Member for Education, Children and Families

Lead director: Executive Director, People Services

Department: People Services

Contact: Mark Sheikh, Head of Service – Business Strategy Email:

Date agenda documents available: 15/10/21