Thurrock Council welcomes funding for vulnerable families

16 November 2020

Thurrock Council will be using newly announced government funding to support those most in need with the cost of food and essential utility bills.

Cllr Andrew Jefferies, Cabinet Member for Education, said “I am delighted with this announcement from the government and thank them for the additional funds to ensure vulnerable families in Thurrock will be provided for this winter, and on into next year during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are now able to ensure that those most in need will receive support, including children entitled to free school meals, and plans are currently being developed on how this grant will be implemented in Thurrock.”

Just over £523,000 of the Winter Grant Scheme has been allocated to Thurrock Council to support families with children and other vulnerable individuals from December through to the end of March 2021.