Decision details

Decision Maker: Partnerships Portfolio Holder

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To decide the distribution of funds from the Emergency Assistance Grant for food and essential supplies.


That the Portfolio Holder for Partnerships (Councillor Lynda McWilliams) approves the allocation of funds as follows:-


Tendring Eldercare                           £6,000

Jaywick Resource Centre                 £4,000

Harwich Helps                                   £4,000

Community Voluntary Service           £5,000

Local food Banks                               £3,000

Food shopping vouchers                   £8,390

Reasons for the decision:

The Council has been awarded £30,390 from Essex County Council from the Local Authority Emergency Assistance Grant for Food and Essential Supplies Fund.


Throughout lock down, the Tendring Shield Helpline made several requests to key partners for emergency food supplies, often whilst residents were waiting for the food parcels from Government to be sent through, or where they were not able to access online shopping options, or had special dietary needs such as a need for ready meals.


In order to support the groups and to maintain the strong partnership working with those groups, it is sensible to re-allocate the funds to them. The funds may be used to assist with the cost of the food deliveries already incurred, and for future costs if there is a further need.


The local groups were selected based on:-


The level of support provided during lock down; and

The ability to provide further support if required.




Alternative options considered:

No realistic alternatives.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Publication date: 10/11/2020

Date of decision: 28/10/2020

Effective from: 18/11/2020

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