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?

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Dear​​​ David Butterfield,

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Freedom of Information Request

Thank you for your request for information dated 26/04/2021, relating ​to
​​COVID Winter Grant Scheme ​this has been allocated reference FOI
80-2122.

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Dear David Butterfield,

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Request for Information – 80-2122

 

Thank you for your request for information received on the 26^th April
2021.

 

Please find our response attached.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Management Team  

Customer, Information and Digital Services 
Finance and Customer Services
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council 

 

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      (01709) 382121

 

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David Butterfield

Information Management Team

Hello,

Thank you for your most detailed response which is hugely appreciated.

Best regards,

David Butterfield
Managing Director