Support for Energy Bills - Discretionary Fund
Decision Maker: Executive Member (Resources)
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
That the Discretionary Fund scheme proposals outlined, specifically in the table at point 14 within this report are approved.
Reasons for decision
A targeted approach to awarding this financial assistance will safeguard that the households most in need receive support quickly.
A proactive policy will also ensure maximum distribution of the council’s grant funding for this scheme.
Other options considered and rejected
To invite applications for discretionary funding from residents.
This option was dismissed because it would be difficult to administer and result in delays in payments being made to vulnerable households.
Publication date: 04/08/2022
Date of decision: 04/08/2022
Effective from: 12/08/2022