Decision details

Household Support Fund: Scheme 2 Recommendations

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No



a)    Noted that the Council had wide discretion in the allocation of the Household Support Fund (2);

b)    Approved the allocation of funds set out in the chart in paragraph 6 of the report;

c)    Approved the control and oversight approach set out at paragraph 8.1.1 of the report; and

d)    Noted that depending on take up of the proposed scheme it might have to be adjusted in order to ensure the full allocation is not under or over allocated. Any adjustment will be managed within the terms of existing DWP guidelines.



·         To underpin the West Northamptonshire Anti-Poverty Strategy and ensure residents most in need receive support

·         To ensure that the distribution of funds met the wider communities’ financial needs, where other grants and funding were not available

·         To ensure the level of duplication of grants for the same purpose was minimised

·         To ensure that the maximum assistance was provided to residents in greatest need and that the allocation of funding is fully utilised to meet the needs of residents.





Publication date: 14/06/2022

Date of decision: 14/06/2022

Decided at meeting: 14/06/2022 - Cabinet

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