Date Published: 21 December 2021
A support fund which aims to help those who are struggling to pay for food, energy or other essential items this winter is available to people in Rutland.
Rutland County Council has been allocated £157,371 as part of the national Household Support Fund, to help people who need financial support in the coming months.
Some of the funding has already been allocated to provide food vouchers for families of children who receive free school meals. The Council has also contacted Local Council Tax Support claimants who are eligible to receive a £100 payment.
Households on a low income who have not been contacted already can now apply online for a £100 payment to help with costs this winter, at www.rutland.gov.uk/householdsupportfund.
“We know that this pandemic has placed huge pressures on our residents, and that the effects are likely to be felt for some time. We also know that many families are finding it hard to make ends meet as a result. The Household Support Fund is a lifeline for families and individuals who are finding it difficult to pay for their food, heating or water bills, and other essential costs this winter. If you think you might be eligible, please see our website for details and apply for a £100 payment.” Councillor Karen Payne, Cabinet Member for Finance at Rutland County Council
To find out if you are eligible to receive a payment and to apply.
If you know someone without access to the internet, they can call the Council on: 01572 722577.
This scheme closes on 31 March 2022. Any applications must be made before 17 March 2022 to allow sufficient time for the Council to consider the information and make a payment.