Coventrians can apply for new grant amid cost of living crisis - The Coventry Observer

Coventrians can apply for new grant amid cost of living crisis

Holly Clement 30th Jun, 2024 Updated: 1st Jul, 2024   0

COVENTRY residents can apply for household support fund grants amid rising living costs.

As the cost of living continues to climb, Coventry City Council is extending its support to residents through the Household Support Fund (HSF), thanks to an extension of the grant by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) until September, 30 2024.

This scheme is aimed at providing financial assistance to households experiencing significant hardship.

The HSF is designed to support households in dire financial need, particularly those who may not qualify for other government assistance programmes.

Residents can apply for grants to cover essential expenses, including food, fuel, energy bills, and other necessities.

This extension includes support for households previously deemed ineligible after receiving cost of living payments.

Laura Waller, digital services and inclusion lead at Coventry City Council, said: “The price of energy, food, and bills are all rising, and many people in the city are worried about finances.

“It is vital that there are services in Coventry that can help in these times of need.

“The Council’s priority is to support our residents during these challenging times, and we are committed to getting essential financial assistance to households as quickly as possible to improve the lives of our Coventry people.”

Applications for support must be submitted online.

For those needing assistance with the application process, help is available by calling 08085 834333 or visiting the customer service centre at Broadgate House.

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