Issue - decisions

Resident Support Fund

08/03/2021 - Resident Support Fund



(1)      To agree to discontinue the current Local Welfare Assistance (LWA) scheme.


(2)     To approve the revision of the Resident Support Fund (RSF) to begin 1 April 2021 as set out in section 5 of the report.


(3)     To delegate to the Strategic Director for Customer and Digital Services, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Housing and Welfare Reform, authority to agree eligibility criteria for the new Resident Support Fund from 1 April 2021 to administer and award grants and loans.


(4)     To approve the continuation of an interest free loan arrangement as set out in section 7 of the report.


(5)     To approve payment to the Credit Union of such sums remaining in the Council Tax – Covid – 19 Hardship Fund 2020 – 21 and at such frequency as the Director of Finance considers appropriate from which Covid-19 Support Fund Loans will be made and delegate to the Director of Finance in consultation with the Director of Legal, HR, Audit and Investigations authority to finalise the terms of the investment.


(6)     To agree to transfer all remaining funds from the existing Local Welfare Scheme to the Resident Support Fund scheme.