COVID Winter Grant Scheme

David Butterfield made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Nottinghamshire County Council

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David Butterfield

1. How did you distribute the COVID Winter Grant to vulnerable families, i.e. cash, food parcels or retail supermarket vouchers?
2. Did you use this grant to distribute financial support to families of children eligible for free school meals?
3. How many children were eligible for Free School Meals and how many children claimed financial support via the grant scheme?
4. Did you use the grant to distribute support to other vulnerable families / individuals and if so, which groups, i.e. homeless etc.?
5. If using supermarket vouchers
(a) which supplier(s) did you use to distribute the vouchers?
(b) how did you choose a supplier?
(c) what were your top 3 mandatory requirements for the service?
(d) did you coordinate the ordering to all beneficiaries/recipients, or was access delegated to schools to administer and order?
(e) did you enter into a direct contract with the supplier or call off via a framework?
(f) when does your contract end?
6. If Government funding or a grant extension is not in place for May half-term or summer holidays, will you continue to operate and fund the scheme?
7. Which role(s) and job functions manage the contract for this service?

FOI, Nottinghamshire County Council

Dear Mr Butterworth,


Thank you for your request for information relating to COVID Winter Grant Scheme. Your request was received on 20 April 2021, and we are dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Information requests during Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

We will try to respond to information requests and where possible within time frames (within 20 working days beginning the day following receipt of your request). However, the Council needs to prioritise its staff and resources on the delivery of key services, this means that some responses may be delayed. The Information Commissioner recognises this, and has given guidance on the website

For your information, the Act defines a number of exemptions which may prevent release of the information you have requested. There will be an assessment and if any of the exemption categories apply then the information will not be released. You will be informed if this is the case, including your rights of appeal.

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FOI, Nottinghamshire County Council

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Dear Requester,


Thank you for your Freedom of Information Request.


Please see attached response.


I hope this now satisfies your request, and should you have any further
enquiries please do not hesitate to contact me directly on the details


In addition to this and for future reference Nottingham County Council
regularly publishes previous FOIR,s and answers on its website, under
Disclosure logs. (see link)


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Complaints, Information & Mediation Officer.

Complaints and Information Team

Chief Executive’s Dept

Nottinghamshire County Council

County Hall, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7QP


Tel: 01159 772788




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David Butterfield

FAO Freedom of Information Act Team
Chief Executives Department

Thank you for your prompt response which is hugely appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

David Butterfield
Managing Director