Issue details

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.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 28/01/2021

Decision due: 2 Mar 2021 by Cabinet

Lead member: Councillor Paul Irwin

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


Agenda items


  • Scrutiny Inquiry to assess the effectiveness of community organisation grants during the Covid-19 pandemic