Local Authority Emergency Assistance Grant Scheme

Published October 26, 2020 at 10:58

The Local Authority Emergency Assistance Grant for Food and Essential Supplies is a one-off limited contribution for local authorities in England to use to support people who are struggling to afford food and other essentials due to COVID-19.

Applicants must:

· Be at least 18 years of age

· Be resident in Burnley, Pendle or Rossendale

· Be able to demonstrate that they struggling to afford food and / or other essentials due to Covid-19.

· not have any savings, access to other monies or affordable source of funding, or other means of accessing support

Referrals into the scheme will be through a combination of self and agency/organisation referral.

What can be provided?

Food: Any applicant deemed eligible for an award of food will be offered up to the maximum of an equivalent of c£100 worth of food.

Essential items (including heating bills): Any applicant deemed eligible for an award for essential items, will receive an award up to a maximum of £200.

Items could include: Essential household items; Supermarket vouchers; Vouchers for school uniforms; Vouchers for essential furniture; Essential items for children.

What can’t be provided?

This fund is designed to provide the most essential items to those most in need. The programme will not provide:

· Cash

· Leisure activity e.g. Holidays

· Specific items from specific shops

· Specific foods from specific shops/supermarkets (special dietary requirements will be catered for)

· Any item/service which has already been paid for

· Anything that promotes a religious or political agenda

· Any particular item which has already been funded from a different source

· Help with rent/mortgage payments or paying off debts e.g. Council Tax, credit cards etc

For more information or should you have any questions, please contact BPRCVS on Email:  emergencyassistancerossendale@bprcvs.co.uk

or phone Rossendale Connected on 01706 252520.


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