Households across Brent can now access a new £2.7 million fund to help them over the coming months.
Brent residents, aged 18 and over can apply for support with the costs of essential items, such as food, or gas/electricity bills that are difficult to budget for.
The fund is designed to help ease financial pressure on residents with low incomes and to support those most in need. Residents can apply more than once for different types of support up until March 2022 when the scheme ends.
Councillor Margaret McLennan, Deputy Leader of Brent Council said:
“The pandemic is still affecting many of us financially. Over the next few months we hope that this fund will support residents and families that are most at financial risk.”
Councillor Eleanor Southwood, Cabinet Member for Housing and Welfare Reform said:
“This can be a difficult time of year. In addition, households across Brent are feeling the impact of the end of furlough and changes to Universal Credit, along with rising living costs. We’re committed to supporting our residents financially and this short-term fund is a vital part of that.”