Councillor T King introduced a report, which had been circulated in advance of the meeting seeking Cabinet approval for the Council to act as the accountable body for the Government’s three year Multiply programme for Derbyshire.
1) Approve that the Council acts as the accountable body for the Government’s three year, Multiply programme for Derbyshire covering the financial years 2022/23, 2023/24 and 2024/25 and any associated grant funding awarded by government for the period;
2) Delegate authority to the Executive Director of Place to undertake any operational decisions required to implement the Multiply programme within Derbyshire. This will allow the Council to respond flexibly and effectively to any challenges, risks and opportunities that occur during the grant period and maintain our ability to swiftly adopt delivery as required; and
3) Accept the total Grant funding from the Department for Education, split over the three years of the Programme.