Household Support Grant: Information for Parents and Carers

The Department for work and Pensions (DWP) has launched a new Household Support Grant which replaces the Covid Local Support Grant.

Nottinghamshire County Council will be providing funding for supermarket vouchers for children and young people eligible for free school meals or relevant funded childcare. This will include October half term and the Christmas holidays 2021.

Each eligible child will be entitled to a supermarket voucher worth £30 (to cover the two week half term period)

Who is eligible?

  • Children and young people claiming free school meals
  • 2 year olds accessing funded childcare
  • 3 and 4 year olds in receipt of Early Years Pupil Premium

Eligible children and families will be contacted by their school, alternative education provider, College, or early years provider and will be issued a voucher to cover the October half term holiday.

If you believe your child is eligible for a voucher please contact your education provider directly as they will need to request this on your behalf

Parents and Carers have until 30th November 2021 to activate the voucher.

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

If you are in urgent need of support, you 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).

Additional help and support

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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