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£420,000 available to help Prestonians financially impacted by Covid-19

Posted on - 28th December, 2021 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Health, Preston Council, Preston News
Adrian Phillips
Adrian Phillips, Preston City Council Chief Executive, accepted the funding under delegated powers

£420,000 is available to help Preston people who have been financially impacted during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Residents who need assistance with essential items over the winter period can apply for a grant that can be used to help towards the cost of:

  • Food
  • Energy / water needs
  • Essentials linked to energy / water needs
  • Wider essentials such as household bills, clothing, and white goods

The Household Support Fund has been received from the Department for Work and Pensions via Lancashire County Council.

The Chief Executive at Preston City Council, Adrian Phillips, accepted the funding under his delegated powers in a Civil Emergency, so that it be can be used before the spending deadline of 31 March 2022.

Read more: Preston and Lancashire residents offered free bus journeys to boost vaccine drive

Mr Phillips said: “Coping through the pandemic has been really difficult for many, and the funding received ensures the help goes to those families in Preston who really need it. We know it has helped make a big difference at a very challenging time. 

“The fund is there to help those who do not have enough resources to meet their short term needs this winter and can assist with essential items.”

For more information and to apply, visit the Preston City Council website


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