COVID Winter Grant Scheme

Currently waiting for a response from Coventry City Council, they should respond promptly and normally no later than (details).

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. Following Government's extension of the COVID Winter Grant, will you continue to fund Free School Meal vouchers in May half-term and summer holidays?
7. Which role(s) and job functions manage the contract for this service?

Coventry City Council - My Account, Coventry City Council

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Dear Sir/Madam

Reference No FOI328432724 - Freedom of Information Act 2000/Environmental
Information Regulations 2004 

Title: COVID Winter Grant

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legislation, which we received on 22/04/2021. We will respond to you
within 20 working days of the date of receipt.  If there are any problems
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