Decision details

Responding to Covid-19 with Brent's Voluntary and Community Sector: Emergency Fund (emergency decision)

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


This report seeks agreement on the proposed response to Covid-19 working with Brent’s Voluntary and Community Sector


For the Chief Executive, acting under emergency delegated powers within the Constitution:

i)     To approve the establishment of a Steering Group made up of lead voluntary sector providers overseeing implementation of the new approach.

ii)    To approve the setting up of thematic groups for the areas detailed in this report co-ordinated by the CVS.

iii)   To approve the administration of small grants of up to £500 and the mapping/monitoring of the thematic groups activity across the borough by CVS Brent.

iv)   To approve the adoption of a two-phased approach to this work.

v)    To approve the establishment of emergency funds.

vi)   To agree that the council takes a more flexible approach to how it manages currently grant-funded projects.

vii)  To note the establishment of a new helpline number dedicated to assisting those who do not have support from friends or family, and no close links to the local community. 


Reasons for the decision:

As detailed within the accompanying report

Alternative options considered:

As detailed within the accompanying report.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Parties Consulted: Leader of the Council

Urgent item?: Yes

Publication date: 20/03/2020

Date of decision: 20/03/2020

Accompanying Documents: