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Notice of Motion by Councillor Tissera - Foodbanks/Food Poverty

Decision Maker: City Growth and Resources Committee

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


(i)       notes that the Operational Delivery Committee on the 31 August 2022 agreed to invest £1m in anti-poverty measures, including food provision, energy cost mitigation and employability support;

(ii)       notes that the Partnership has identified £100k of savings from Civic and related Budgets within Common Good.

(iii)      instructs the Chief Officer – Finance to reduce the Common Good budgets in respect of Civic receptions, gifts and hospitality, Lord Provost travel  and twinning activities by a total of £100k, and approves that this budget of £100k be invested in winter clothing for schoolchildren, and instructs the Chief Officer – Customer Experience to make arrangements for distributing these funds to families eligible for school clothing grants; and

(iv)      requests that a service update be provided to Committee members by the Chief Officer – Customer Experience advising how this money has been made available.

Publication date: 26/09/2022

Date of decision: 21/09/2022

Decided at meeting: 21/09/2022 - City Growth and Resources Committee

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