The Household Support Grant scheme, funded by the Department of Work and Pensions, is now open to North East Lincolnshire residents over 16 years of age to provide support to households in most need this winter as the economy recovers from the impact of COVID. The maximum grant available is £250.
The grants are specifically for those who are struggling to afford food, energy and water bills, and other related essentials. To be eligible the household will need to provide evidence that they have an income of less than £20,000 and have savings of less than £500.
Applications can be made through the following referral partners:
- West Marsh Development Trust
- The Equality Practice
- Carers Support
- Standguide (for those seeking employment only)
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Navigo (for Navigo service users only)
- Fisherman’s Mission
- Citizen’s Advice
The referral partners will also be able to signpost to other help that may be available to support households that are struggling financially.
Councillor Stan Shreeve, Deputy Leader and portfolio holder for finance, resources and assets at North East Lincolnshire Council, said:
“It’s vital that this money goes to those households that need it the most. To help with this, we’ve invited partner organisations to refer people for the grants.
“This funding is only a short-term solution, so it’s important that anyone who is struggling gets in touch with local services so they can access longer-term support, including help with budgeting, debt-management, home energy and other issues to help maximise income and reduce bills.
“I would like to thank all the referral partners for helping the Council to manage the Household Support Grant.”