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COVID Winter Grant Scheme

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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. 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?

Sally Matthews,

Our reference: 1195 FOI

 

Dear David

 

Thank you for your request of 27 April in which you asked for information
about COVID winter grant scheme payments.

 

Your request is being considered and Cherwell District Council will
respond within 20 working days in compliance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. This means that the Council will send a response to
you by 26 May 2021.

 

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Kind regards

 

Sally

 

 

Sally Matthews

Finance Officer

Finance

Cherwell District Council
Tel: 01295 221829
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Freedom of Information Act 2000

Reference: 1195 FOI-CDC

 

Dear Mr Butterfield,

 

Thank you for your request dated 27 April 2021. Please find the Council’s
response below, in bold.

 

I can confirm that Cherwell District Council does not hold any information
regarding this scheme.

 

We trust this answers your request.

 

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Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Telephone:0303 123 1113

Website: [2]www.ico.gov.uk 

      

If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact me. I
would be grateful if you would quote the reference number at the top of
this email.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Sally Matthews

Finance Officer

Finance

Cherwell District Council

 

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David Butterfield

Hello Sally,

Thanks for your response; unfortunately I can't actually see your answers this morning. They don't appear below your update, as promised.

Perhaps you could re-direct me to a link or attachment?

Best regards,

David Butterfield
Managing Director

Sally Matthews,

I am currently out of the office. My e-mails are not being forwarded. I
will get back to you on my return.

My normal working days are Tuesday and Thursday. If your email is urgent
please contact Gemma Ross.

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the Council or commit the Council to any course of action..

Sally Matthews,

Hello David

My email was just to acknowledge receipt of your request and advise that the council were dealing with it.

I did not include anything else.

OCC co-ordinate the responses from Cherwell and they will then send out to yourself.

Kind Regards
Sally

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David Butterfield

Hello Sally,

When I re-read the email, it actually says: "I can confirm that Cherwell District Council does not hold any information regarding this scheme" but I assumed it was held by another district council.

Many thanks for your assistance in this matter.

Kind regards,

David Butterfield
Managing Director

Sally Matthews,

Thanks for letting me know David. It seems we were both confused as I didn't realise the response would be sent out with my name on it.

I do send out acknowledgements direct but then just compose a draft response for OCC.

Kind Regards
Sally

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