Decision details

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


At the onset of the covid-19 pandemic local people were really engaged in participating in a community response. Many organised themselves into groups or partnered with established groups to provide assistance and support to their neighbours. In the absence of community boards being established a Councillor Crisis fund was initiated, utilising £250K of public health money allocated to the community boards, with a further £50k received from the Rothschild. The funding had to be issued quickly. It is helpful to review the distribution and effectiveness of this funding.


Cabinet was asked to consider the recommendations of the Communities and Localism Select Committee Inquiry into the effectiveness of covid-19 grants.



Cabinet agreed responses to the Select Committee Inquiry and its recommendations, a complete breakdown of which can be found here

Details of any conflict of interest declared: None

Contact: Kelly Sutherland, Committee and Governance Manager BCC Email:

Report author: Clare Gray

Publication date: 02/03/2021

Date of decision: 02/03/2021

Decided at meeting: 02/03/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 10/03/2021

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