Residents winter payments available soon

Grants to support eligible people with everyday living costs this autumn and winter will soon be available.

Dudley Council will launch phase two of its household support fund on Wednesday October 4 at 5pm.  

This time payments of £250 (or £300 if someone in the household has a disability) will be available to households if they did not receive a payment in the previous round (April to September).

If they did receive a payment, they could still be eligible for a payment of £100 (or £125 if someone has a disability) this time. Councillor Steve Clark, cabinet member for finance, said:

“Earlier this year the council was awarded £5.2million through the government’s household support fund.

“While a majority of the money is being is being used to support people that we know are in need and are most vulnerable, we earmarked £800,000 to help others in our communities who are struggling with living costs.

“We split that funding into two phases at the start of the financial year, with approximately £300,000 available in round one, but we kept £500,000 for phase two, to enable us offer greater support over the winter months when bills are likely to be more costly.

“As ever we expect demand to be high once the application process opens, so we’ll monitor applications and will have to close this round once funds are exhausted.”

Details of eligibility and how to apply are available online.


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