Support for Families - Winter Grant Scheme

In November, the government announced funding for Local Authorities for the COVID Winter Grant Scheme. This grant is intended to provide a range of support to families over Christmas and February half term when schools will be closed and are not able to provide free school meals for those families who need additional support at this challenging time.
 
As a result, the County Council are making two offers for families
 
1. Direct Food Voucher Scheme
Like the vouchers we were distributing during the first lockdown, children who are entitled to free school meals, will be given a supermarket voucher worth £15.  This will be via email or text like before.  If you are eligible you will receive the voucher automatically.  If you do not want to receive it, let us know.
 
2. Accessing additional support for families
Families who are eligible for the Direct Food Voucher Scheme may need further support. Families who don’t meet the above criteria may also need help. Therefore, there is a network of hubs run by the city and district councils that will help you to access further support. 
The hubs have been set up during this time to ensure that all residents of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough have access to the support that is available. Find out about the support you could get here - www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/wintersupport.  If you are unable to access the information online, you can call your local hub on 0345 045 5219. The team is available Monday – Friday 9am-5pm.
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