Decision details

*Amended* decision to allocate underspend within the Covid recovery plan to support oversubscribed grant schemes

Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Assurance

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

The council has worked across all directorates to support businesses, residents and communities throughout the pandemic to remain as safe as possible and to prevent and reduce spread of infection and protect those most vulnerable in our society.
Our focus now moves towards recovery. Over the coming months the true impact of the pandemic will become better known for the economy, community wellbeing and the organisation.

To support the recovery cabinet approved a £6.1m COVID Recovery Plan which includes the economy, community wellbeing and organisation. The recovery plan now focuses on the immediate impactful actions we need to take in the short term. Our priorities are to:

- Establish Safe and Welcoming Places
- Support Business Viability and Resilience,
- Support Employment
- Support Wellbeing.

There has been underspend identified across some schemes within the original covid recovery plan allocation whereas these grant schemes have been oversubscribed.

The allocation of the additional funds will support applications that have met the grant criteria however were unable to be funded through the initial process due to funding

Contact: Andrew Lovegrove, Director of resources and assurance Email: Andrew.Lovegrove@herefordshire.gov.uk.

Publication date: 12/05/2022

Date of decision: 09/05/2022

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