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Residents to benefit from Hardship Fund over the summer

by Jonathan Kearney

Knowsley Council has allocated up to £100,000 to support residents in need over the summer.

The Council has committed the money to local community and voluntary groups to support residents with food and essentials throughout the school summer holidays.

The funding has been drawn from the £2.5m Knowsley Better Together Hardship Fund.

The fund supports residents with access to essentials such as food, heating, housing and employment and debt advice.

Cllr Jayne Aston, Cabinet Member for Resources, said: “I am pleased that we will be able to support families in need with food and essentials during the summer. We understand the financial pressures many residents have been under during the pandemic, which is why we created the Knowsley Better Together Hardship Fund. We really want it to make a positive difference in our communities.”

You can find more information about the Knowsley Better Together Hardship Fund and the ways it can support residents here.

Residents are referred to the Knowsley Better Together Hardship Fund through partner agencies as well as the Council’s own Benefits service. Organisations across the Borough are currently working with vulnerable families, so know where and what support is needed within our communities. You can find useful information around Financial advice and supportBenefits and Emergency Support Scheme.