Household Support Fund Phase 3
To consider distribution of phase three of the Household Support Fund.
The Committee considered a report on the Household Support Fund Phase three from the Strategic Lead Independent Living which sought approval of the recommendations outlined in the report.
The Committee were advised that the allocation for phase three was £244,000. In this round of funding there had been additional emphasis to ensure those with disabilities received support, alongside working-age families in receipt of benefits, pensioners, and those in receipt of funding from phases one and two. An estimated 150 new applicants would be newly eligible to apply for phase three. The Committee were advised that option 2.1 was the preferred option as this would be the fairest way of distributing funds without excluding those already eligible in phase two.
The Committee queried the overall cost of implementing this scheme and were informed based on a previous phase administration, there were estimated costs of £14,000. If the budget was not spent, funds would be put in a general allocation pot.
The Committee resolved to agree option 2.1 and approve the five recommendations outlined in the report.