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?

Gloucestershire CC, Gloucestershire County Council

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Our reference: 21544730

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David Butterfield

FAO Kay Moore

Hello Kay,

Thank you for your prompt response.

My FOI request has been submitted via the voluntarily-run website WhatDoTheyKnow with all appropriate due diligence including my full name, David Butterfield, which appears at the top of this enquiry.

I'm sorry if this hasn't been made clear enough.

Enjoy your weekend,

David Butterfield

Gloucestershire CC, Gloucestershire County Council

Information request
Our reference: 21544730

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Dear ‎Mr Butterfield‏
 
Request for Information (Reference: 21544730 )
 
Thank you for your request for information, received on 22 April 2021.
 
Request summary:
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?
 
Due to the ongoing uncertainty of the full impact of COVID-19 there are
likely to be disruptions to our services. At the moment, we are focussing
on high priority work and the remainder will be subject to delays. We
appreciate your patience during these unprecedented times.
 
We aim to respond to your request no later than midnight on 25 May
2021 (the statutory timescale of 20 working days, starting on the working
day following receipt of your request). We may need to contact you if the
request needs to be clarified; this is to ensure we provide you with the
information you require.
 
If the information you have requested is held by another public authority,
we will inform you of this so that you can contact them directly.
 
Gloucestershire County Council is committed to the principles of
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information requested. However, some information you have requested may
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by law, and, in most cases, the reason will be explained to you when we
send out any information that can be released. We will also inform you as
soon as possible if we do not hold the information you have requested.
 
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that the answer to your questions about the Council has already been
published.
 
Yours sincerely

Request Support Assistant
Information Management Services

01452 324000

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Our reference: 21544730

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Dear Mr Butterfield
 
On  22 April 2021 : you submitted a request under the Freedom of
Information Act asking the following:

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?
 
Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 s1, I can confirm that
Gloucestershire County Council does hold relevant information.
 
Please find this information attached.

Gloucestershire County Council has not withheld any information in
relation to this request under the exemptions of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (FoIA)

The full procedure is on our website [1]here.

If you are unhappy with my response, you can complain or ask for a review
of your request by writing to us within 40 working days of receiving this
response. The full procedure is on our website at
[2]http://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/foi. This should be addressed to:
 
Shire Hall
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Gloucester
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[email address]

Yours sincerely
Jacob Foxley
Principal Information Requests Officer
Information Management Service

01452 324000

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David Butterfield

Jacob Foxley
Principal Information Requests Officer

Hello Jacob,

Thank you for you response which is hugely appreciated.

Best regards,

David Butterfield
Managing Director