Winter Covid Grant
Schools are able to apply to Wyre Forest District Council for funding through the Winter COVID Grant. This funding has been provided by central government to local authorities for use in supporting people who are struggling to afford food and other essentials due to COVID-19 over the winter months. The funding is available to support households with children. This may include households not currently in receipt of DWP welfare benefits.
The purpose of the funding is to provide support with food, energy and water bills for household purposes (including drinking, washing, cooking, central heating, and sanitary purposes), but up to 20% of the total funding can be used to provide support with other essentials (including sanitary products, warm clothing, soap, blankets, boiler service/repair, purchase of equipment including fridges, freezers, ovens, etc.) The funding cannot cover payment of rent or other housing costs because these are not directly related to food or utility bills and other benefits and support is available to cover these costs. Nor is it intended to be used for the provision of general advice on managing debt and/or financial hardship.
If you think you may be eligible for funding please let us know the purpose and amount you would like us to apply for by Friday 19th March at the latest. Thank you.