Funding from Government has been provided to councils, allowing families struggling to afford food and essentials over the Christmas period to access support in Blackpool South.
The Covid Winter Grant Scheme will see councils across England share a total of £170 million in additional, ring-fenced funding to help vulnerable families and individuals, with Blackpool Council receiving a total of £704,710.
This will prevent children from going hungry this winter and ensure local families get the help they need. It builds on the £63 million already provided to councils this year to assist those struggling to buy food and essentials.
To support people during this challenging time, the Conservative government has invested more than £280 billion to protect people’s jobs and incomes through the furlough scheme, grants for the self-employed and other support for business and a £7.4 billion injection to strengthen the welfare safety net this year.
Commenting, Scott Benton MP said:
No child should ever go hungry, which is why it is very welcome that Blackpool Council has now received additional support to help people in Blackpool South.
I will continue to work with the Government to ensure that local families continue to get the support they need, not just through the pandemic, but as we recover and rebuild after – true to the Conservatives’ mission to level up communities across the country.