Decision details

Use of Contain Outbreak Management Fund to provide additional emergency energy support (2)

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Health and Communities

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Approval of additional support to emergency energy support via Marches Energy


That the Cabinet Member for Health and Communities:


Approves the use of Contain Outbreak Management Funding to strengthen emergency energy support within Derbyshire until 31 March 2023 via a grant of £0.100m to Marches Energy Advice.


Reasons for the decision:

Offer longer term capacity to provide emergency energy support that will enable people in Derbyshire to have the confidence or resources to self-isolate effectively.


Alternative options considered:

Do nothing: Risk that demand will outstrip resources, once existing funding runs out, or that staff will leave the organisation as contracts come to an end.

Consider strengthening other providers: Providing funding to other non-specialist providers via a procurement route carries the risk that individuals living in complex situations who require expert advice and support may not be managed by sufficiently experienced providers.


Publication date: 24/01/2023

Date of decision: 24/01/2023

Effective from: 01/02/2023

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