£350 payments now available to East Riding residents in need through Household Support FundTue 27th June 2023
Residents in the East Riding on low incomes are being urged to check whether they are eligible for the latest Household Support Fund payments.
Payments of £350 are available to help those on low incomes or unpaid carers facing soaring energy and food bills.
Those eligible will receive payments of £150 made by the end of July and a further £200 by the end of November.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council has been awarded £4.1m in the latest round of the Household Support Fund from central Government to support local residents struggling during the current cost of living crisis.
Through the scheme the council will also be supporting a number of local schemes and organisations helping local residents in need, including:
Investing almost £1.7m towards the cost of providing free school meal vouchers during school holidays over the next year to those eligible in the East Riding.
Food banks in the area will receive a share of £100,000.
The council has so far paid out a total of £6.183m through the Household Support Fund since it was launched in October 2021.
Councillor Nigel Wilkinson, the council’s portfolio holder for finance and governance, said: “Many families and others on low incomes in the East Riding are having an extremely tough time making ends meet during the cost of living crisis.
“We hope this money available through the Household Support Fund will make a difference.
“These payments are available now to those in need and I’d urge people to check if they are eligible and apply online, as this money is there to help.”
- To apply for the funding visit www.eryc.link/fund The application form will be open until the end of September.
- Payments will automatically be paid to those currently receiving housing benefit, who are not eligible for the £900 cost of living payment.
- Visit the council’s Help For Households webpage at eryc.link/helpforhouseholds to find all the cost-of-living support and advice available. People can use the free benefits calculator there to check they are receiving all they are entitled to.
- Those who don’t have access to the internet and wish to make a claim can call the council on (01482) 393939.
- For emergency help visit www.eastriding.gov.uk/living/emergency-assistance
- Households may also contact their nearest food bank when they require emergency support. Details can be found at www.erfpa.org.uk/find-a-foodbank