A campaign has been announced by Greenwich council to help families across the borough with financial support.

The ‘Greenwich Together for Winter’ project will provide grant assistance to low-income households over the winter period.

Greenwich council aim to target families with children who receive free school meals, children who are soon to attend school in low-income households and care leavers.

The money will be used from the Government’s ‘Household Support Grant’ which was introduced in late September.

Councillor Matt Morrow, cabinet member for Children and Young People said: “Greenwich Together for Winter proved itself to be a vital programme last year and we’re committed to helping those in need once again.

“We continue to see demand for these services, and I want to reassure every resident that we’re here to help this winter.

“No matter the difficulty you face, the council is stepping in to ensure that we face them together.”

The Government had announced a £500 million funding that will be distributed to local authorities across England.

The funding will also go towards existing programmes including food banks, the ‘Stay Warm Stay Safe’ scheme, and the Emergency Support scheme.

Payments will be available to residents throughout December until March 2022.

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