West Berkshire Council advises:
If you are in financial hardship due to the pandemic you may be eligible for support for food, utility bills (heating, cooking, lighting), water bills for household purposes (including drinking, washing, cooking, central heating, sewerage and sanitary purposes), or other related essentials.
If you currently work with support professionals, such as social and care workers, you are encouraged to work with them to make an application. Alternatively you are welcome to apply using the link below.
As part of the Scheme we have arranged Free School Meal vouchers available for eligible 5 to 16 year olds during the Christmas and February school holidays (17 days in total) and throughout the National Lockdown put in place by the Government from 5 January 2021.
The COVID Winter Grant Scheme will run from 1 December 2020 to 31 March 2021. You may make more than one claim during this timeframe depending upon your circumstances. The deadline for applications is 15 March 2021.
For more details and the form, please click on the following link:
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