Decision details

Covid Winter Grant Scheme

Decision Maker: Director, Children's Services - Carol Cammiss

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Free School Meal (FSM) vouchers will be distributed to children and young people in receipt of benefit related FSM to the value of £15.00 per child per week to cover Christmas 2020/21 holidays. The vouchers will be distributed by the Edenred portal which will be operated by schools.

Care Leavers will be issued vouchers via the Edenred portal administered by the Local Authority.

The remainder of the grant will be distributed to families with and without children who will apply for support through the Citizens Advice (CAB) or front door. The CAB will assess the applicant and make a recommendation to Wokingham Borough Council (WBC) for support. The payment to the applicant will be processed by WBC. Food vouchers will be issued through the Edenred portal and fuel vouchers through the Post Office pay it now scheme.

Reasons for the decision:

Delegated authority from the Executive

Alternative options considered:


Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Dispensations: N/A

Other reasons / organisations consulted


Contact: Carol Cammiss Email: Tel: 07885989171.

Publication date: 10/02/2021

Date of decision: 02/12/2020