Decision details

Additional Restrictions Grant - Discretionary Grants Policy

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To approve the policy for administering ARG grants as set out in the attached Appendix, or such other amended form as may be agreed by the Chief Executive.
The ARG scheme was recently introduced as part of the business support package for the second lockdown. Waiting until a scheduled committee would unreasonably delay administration of the grants to businesses in need.

This is a funded scheme so there are no financial implications. The total fund allotted to the Council is £1,942,900


I agree with the policy intentions.

Alternative options considered:

Option 1 - The suggested policy allows the fund to be spent over this financial year and the next. One option that some councils have chosen to adopt is to pass out the full allocation this year. The policy specifically holds back 50% of the fund until next year as it is felt that businesses will still be in need then. The intention is to bring a report to Committee for a decision as to how to administer this.
Option 2 -
Option 3 -

Publication date: 19/11/2020

Date of decision: 19/11/2020