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?

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Request for Information - LBR2021/0477 - COVID Winter Grant Scheme

 

Thank you for your request for information received on 30/04/2021.

 

This will be processed in accordance with the appropriate access to
information regime but may be delayed due to the Council prioritising the
operational requirements of Covid-19. We remain committed to responding to
your request and will reply as soon as we are able. 

 

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Request for Information - LBR2021/0477 - COVID Winter Grant Scheme

 

While we work on your request for information, please be advised that you
may wish to submit questions related to Children’s Services to Achieving
for Children (AfC) who provide Children’s Services on behalf of the
Council, as this information is not held by London Borough of Richmond
upon Thames. 

 

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Request for Information - LBR2021/0477 - COVID Winter Grant Scheme

 

I refer to your request for information received on 30/04/2021.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

 

Your request:

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?

 

 

Our response:

Section 21- information reasonably accessible by other means

 

For information regarding the Covid Winter Grant Scheme for the London
Borough of Richmond Upon Thames, please use following links which will
help answer questions 1,2,3,4,6,7:

 

o [1]https://cabnet.richmond.gov.uk/ieDecisio...
o [2]https://cabnet.richmond.gov.uk/ieDecisio...
o [3]https://cabnet.richmond.gov.uk/ieDecisio...

 

For Question 5 - The information you have requested is not held by London
Borough of Richmond upon Thames. You may wish to submit your request to
Achieving for Children (AfC) who provide Children’s Services on behalf of
the Council. AfC can be contacted directly with FOI requests via the
following link: [4]www.achievingforchildren.org.uk/freedom-of-information/

 

 

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Regards

FOI and DPA Officer

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Wandsworth Councils are monitored and may be subsequently disclosed to
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2. https://cabnet.richmond.gov.uk/ieDecisio...
3. https://cabnet.richmond.gov.uk/ieDecisio...
4. http://www.achievingforchildren.org.uk/f...
5. https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/

David Butterfield

FOI and DPA Officer

Hello,

Thank you for your response (with links) which will prove invaluable.

Yours sincerely,

David Butterfield
Managing Director