The London Borough of Harrow has launched a £3 million Household Support Fund to help those in need with the cost of living crisis.
The fund will provide supermarket vouchers of £200 for food and essential items to residents who meet the eligibility criteria.
To qualify, applicants must be a Harrow residents, have not received a cost-of-living payment from the Government in 2023, must be liable for energy/fuel costs for the property in which they live, and need support with meeting their day-to-day living expenses including food and utility bills, as evidenced by 3-months of bank statements.
Applications are currently open for the Summer round of funding, while funds remain.
The fund is also continuing to fund Free School Meals, one of the Council’s flagship actions, during the holidays for vulnerable households and providing support to care leavers and some Housing Benefit recipients.
Cllr Stephen Greek, Portfolio Holder for Performance, Communications & Customer Experience said: “We want Harrow to be a place where those in need are supported.”
“The package of measures through the Household Support Fund will continue to support families hardest hit by the cost of living crisis. It will also see more money go directly to low-income households, including those with care leavers and to residents who miss out on existing Government cost of living support.”
“We encourage anyone in need of cost of living support to look on our website which has comprehensive information, or visit Greenhill Library for in-person assistance.”
For more information on the HSF and the support available visit Household Support Fund.