Decision details

Allocation of the Welcome Back Fund 2021/22

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Purpose of the report


To approve the activities to benefit from the Reopening High Street Safely Fund budget and the additional funds provided by the Welcome Back Fund to enable the funded activity to be procured.




1.          Accepted the Welcome Back Fund grant from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities of £252,909 and approved the necessary amendments to the General Fund revenue budget framework.


2.          Accepted the grant funding agreement terms and conditions, as set out by the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities


3.          Delegated authority to the Director of Growth and Culture, in consultation with The Leader of the Council, to implement the associated action plan which supported activities consistent with the scope of funding.


Options considered and rejected


That Cabinet reject the grant funding offered.


Reason for decision


To support local business and communities within South Kesteven, the plans for the fund would help achieve the aims within the Council’s Corporate Plan.

Publication date: 16/11/2021

Date of decision: 09/11/2021

Decided at meeting: 09/11/2021 - Cabinet

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