Decision details

Award and allocation of Priority Programme Funding to Citizens Advice Oldham for the period 1st October 2021 – 31st March 2022

Decision Maker: Strategic Director Communities and Reform – Rebekah Sutcliffe

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

The purpose of this report is to seek approval to award grant funding from the Council’s Priority Programme Fund to Citizens Advice Oldham (CAO) for the period 1st October 2021 to 31st March 2022 for the delivery of legal and advice services.
Approval of funding to CAO for the period 1st April to 30th September 2021 was incorporated within a separate delegated decision report titled ‘Award and allocation of Priority Programme and Community Cohesion Funding to the voluntary, community and faith sector in 2021/22’. The funding award was requested for six months initially to allow time for the Place Based customer and financial support offer to be developed, which would incorporate the services provided by CAO. However, the implementation of this workstream has been delayed and as a result, a further request is sought to extend the current arrangement with CAO until 31st March 2022.

Decision:

RESOLVED - The decision is to award £130,000 grant funding from the Council’s Priority Programme Fund to Citizens Advice Oldham, for the period 1st October 2021 to 31st March 2022, for the delivery of legal and advice services.

Reasons for the decision:

Option 1: There are no alternative options to be considered at this stage.

Alternative options considered:

There are no alternative options to be considered at this stage.

Publication date: 06/10/2021

Date of decision: 05/10/2021

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