Venue: Council Chamber, 13 Church Street, Clitheroe, BB7 2RA
Apologies for absence
There were no apologies for absence for the meeting.
Declarations of disclosable pecuniary, other registrable or non-registrable interests
There were no declarations of disclosable pecuniary, other registrable or non-registrable interests.
Exclusion of press and public
RESOLVED: That by virtue of the next item of business being exempt information under Paragraph 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 the press and public be now excluded from the meeting.
Household Support Fund
Report of Director of Economic Development and Planning enclosed.
The Director of Economic Development and Planning submitted a report for members to consider the allocation of the Household Support Fund that would be received from LCC.
The grant would run from October 2021 to 31 March 2022. Ribble Valley’s funding allocation is £90,000.
Members were informed of the details of other similar grants received previously and how these had been allocated.
The report outlined the eligibility criteria and the areas of spend that were eligible in respect of this scheme along with suggestions of how the funds might be allocated either directly be the Council or via partners.
After discussion it was agreed that if we were to passport our funding to partner organisations to administer a scheme instead then this should be done directly from the County Council whose responsibility it was for the Household Support Fund.
Members discussed the various options and decided to set a scheme which was straightforward which could therefore be easily and promptly administrated.
RESOLVED THAT COMMITTEE
Confirm that the Council award recipients of Local Council Tax Support (prioritising families with children) a voucher for food from the Household Support Fund received from LCC and that a 5% administration fee be charged.