Covid Local Support Grant: Information for Professionals Supporting households struggling financially because of COVID-19

The objective of the Covid Local Support Grant Scheme is to provide support to families with children or young people, particularly those who have been affected by the pandemic where alternative sources of assistance may be unavailable.

Now extended into the summer - £2.1 million Covid-19 local support fund

The Covid Local Support Grant, funded by the Department for Work and Pensions, has been extended to cover the summer holidays. This means that Nottinghamshire County Council will be providing funding for supermarket vouchers for children and young people eligible for free school meals or relevant funded childcare.

Eligible children and families will be contacted by their school, alternative education provider, College, or early years provider and families will be issued a £75 voucher to cover the 5 week holiday. This will include young people in years 6, 11 and 13 who may have recently left their school.

Vouchers will not be available on request by professionals as there is insufficient funding to allow for this.

If a household you are working with is in urgent need of support, they may be able to access support through the Nottinghamshire Coronavirus Community Support Hub. To speak to a customer service representative about this, you can call: 0300 500 8080 (open 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday).

Funding is available for the summer holiday only.

Queries

If you have any queries about this scheme, please email CovidLocalSupportGrant@nottscc.gov.uk

Meal and Recipe Ideas for Families

We have worked with the School Meals Service and ‘Your Health, Your Way’ to create some recipe cards and meal ideas that could be shared with families. Please use these if parents are struggling with ideas for healthy low cost meals.

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