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Groups helping hard-up families and individuals invited to apply for funding from Hampshire County Council

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PROJECTS helping households facing food and fuel poverty across Hampshire, particularly in rural areas, can now apply for grants from the county council.

A pot of £300,000 is being made available to voluntary and community groups between now and September, funded by the Department for Work and Pensions.

Groups across the county are invited to apply for a community grant
Groups across the county are invited to apply for a community grant

Cllr Roz Chadd, HCC’s deputy leader and cabinet lead member for children’s services, said: “The rising cost of living is a challenge for most people, but it is especially difficult for low-income families with children, as well as pensioners, who might be struggling with food and utility bills.

"I would like to urge groups across the county to apply for a community grant and help to make a positive difference to the lives of local people.”

HCC is also developing a range of supportive measures that aim to help residents suffering financial hardship.

These include food vouchers for those receiving pension credit or council tax support, funding for schools, colleges and early years settings to provide discretionary grants, additional help for community pantries and emergency housing support.

The deadline for community grant applications is 29th July. Search online for connect4communities.

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