Decision details

Cost of Living Crisis - Household Support Grant (Cab.1.12.2021/6)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


RESOLVED that Cabinet agrees:-


1.    The approach to delivering the DWP £2.3m Household Support Grant (HSG) (to be named Cost of Living Crisis – Household Support Grant) which has to be spent by 31 March 2022 by working with the following BMBC teams:

·         Healthier Communities – to support people with food and wider essentials including essentials linked to energy and water.

·         Sustainability & Climate Change – to allocate funds to support people with energy and water bills.

·         Housing Options – to support people with emergency housing costs.

2.    To utilise £1m BMBC match funding to vulnerable households which can be used post March 2022 when the HSG will cease.

3.    To move to allocating Local Welfare Assistance (LWA) to vouchers to alleviate supplier and stock issues.

Publication date: 01/12/2021

Date of decision: 01/12/2021

Decided at meeting: 01/12/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 08/12/2021

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