To-date the Household Support Fund has helped support many vulnerable residents within west Cheshire pay for energy bills, food, clothing, and wider essentials, including vouchers during school holidays. In this latest round, £2,290,047 has been allocated to the Council and is available until 31 March 2023. The Fund is intended to support a wide range of low-income households in need including families with children of all ages, pensioners, unpaid carers, care leavers and disabled people.
An online application along with proactive allocation of financial support is planned, to ensure help reaches those people experiencing financial hardship as quickly as possible. Working collaboratively with the Poverty Truth Advisory Board, partner organisations and schools, the Council has set out clear eligibility criteria. This information together with a list of partners supporting the scheme can be found on the Council's website. A simple application form is also available for anyone not applying through one of the partner organisations.
PRESS HERE for more information on how to apply, or visit the library for support in accessing the information (and application form) online.