Decision details

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


Decision made


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

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