Decision details

GMCA/ GM ICB Autism in Schools Project

Decision Maker: Treasurer GMCA

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


In line with Regulatory Requirements this funding is delivered as a grant and is awarded to 3rd parties (Local Authorities) to use in line with their purposes and objectives on behalf of the GMCA. These purposes and objectives will align with those of the GMCA as the project enables localities to explore and implement how they may support children and young people with Autism in mainstream schools through the provision of early intervention and preventive support.


Approval is agreed for GMCA to hold the budget for GM Autism in Schools Project and to release funding to individual Local Authorities as a grant arrangement.

Alternative options considered:

Service Contracts considered and rejected as funding is not prescriptive as to the delivery detail and GMCA wish to pass funds to other public sector organisations for specific purposes in line with a grant arrangement. This included distributing central government funds to local authorities.

Publication date: 24/01/2023

Date of decision: 23/01/2023

Effective from: 31/01/2023