As a result of COVID many families who were already struggling have had additional financial pressure placed upon them. Some have had a swift fall in income due to unemployment, being furloughed or waiting for first Universal Credit payments. For many families, they are facing one of the costliest times of year with the additional costs associated with the winter months.
Durham County Council are providing a ‘Winter Family Support Fund’ as a result of one off funding received from the government. Professionals can apply for a grant to support their most vulnerable families who are facing financial difficulties and to ensure that children, young people and families have essential household items and clothing to keep them warm, safe and secure during winter.
We can fund (detailed list available on WFSF application form):
- White Goods
- Baby Equipment
- Household Electricals and Essentials
- Other Essential Items (including clothing, personal hygiene and cleaning products)
PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL, IN CONFIDENCE VIA OUR SECURE EMAIL IF YOU WOULD LIKE US TO SEEK SOME SUPPORT FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY FROM THIS FUND.