Issue details

Contain Outbreak Management Fund: Harnessing Local Capacity 2021-22

The decision concerns the expenditure of a further £0.600 million from the Contain Outbreak Management Fund (‘COMF’) on measures to harness capacity within local sectors.



Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 07/06/2021

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
It is impractical to defer the decision until it can be included in the next Forward Plan as there is still an urgent need to provide help across the county, led by community groups and the community and voluntary sector, both existing and those set up in response to Covid-19, to support their local communities with issues such as delivery of essentials for those in self-isolation, Localised messaging, community-based support for those disproportionately impacted and in providing initial support, as needed, to vulnerable people classed as Clinically Extremely Vulnerable who are following tier 3 guidance

The recommended approach to funding would provide support, through Local Committees, to continue that work during and beyond the current national restrictions.

Anticipated restriction: Public  -

Decision due: 15 Jun 2021 by Executive Director - People (Deputy Chief Executive)

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Public Health and Community Services

Lead director: Executive Director - People (Deputy Chief Executive)

Contact: Colin Cox, Director of Public Health Cumbria House, 117 Botchergate, Carlisle CA1 1RD Email:

Relevant Scrutiny Committee / Advisory Board: Health Scrutiny Committee