COVID Winter Grant Scheme

David Butterfield made this Freedom of Information request to Kent 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?


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Dear Mr Butterfield
Thank you for your request for information received on 19 April 2021.
Please find attached our response to your request.
Yours sincerely
 Mollie Redford 
 Information Access Officer 
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David Butterfield

FAO Mollie Redford
Information Access Officer

Hello Mollie,

Thank you for your comprehensive response which is hugely appreciated.

Best regards,

David Butterfield
Managing Director