Updated 5 January 2021
The Government has created a COVID Winter Grant Scheme to support families with children, other vulnerable households and individuals. The scheme will run from December 2020 to 31 March 2021.
We will be providing supermarket vouchers to eligible children and young people in Plymouth who currently receive income based free school meals, to help their families buy groceries over the Christmas holidays. The vouchers will automatically be distributed to families by your child's school before the end of term. You can see more information about how we manage your data in our Privacy Notice below.
We have also partnered with Plymouth Energy Community (PEC) to distribute £250,000 of grants to meet winter fuel bills for eligible families and single person households. Those eligible can also seek assistance with boiler repairs / gas safety checks through PEC's existing contractors. Details will be released shortly, with the first grants issued in the New Year.
We will also support homeless people and families to move on from Bed and Breakfast and other forms of temporary accommodation. Our Community Connections Team will work with PEC to support people with fuel debt and white goods, both of which can be barriers to people moving into permanent accommodation.