Local government grants: How effectively do they support communities?
Sponsored by Capita and set in the wider economic and government policy context, this report sets out the complexities of the grant funding landscape, assessing grant disbursement during the pandemic and illustrating some of the issues and inefficiencies inherent in the system.
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The landscape for government grant funding in the UK is complex but crucial in sustaining essential public sector services. However, timeframes are often too short term for the problems needing to be addressed, and accessing funds can be a time-consuming endeavour. This fact was brought into sharp relief by the pandemic and resulting allocation of emergency grant funding to businesses and communities by local authorities. This report assess grant disbursement during the COVID-19 pandemic, placing the issues in a wider economic context, along with case studies and counter fraud insight.