With the New Year underway, Dover District Council is dishing out grants of over £170k to help households in communities across the district – after receiving the district’s allocation of the Government’s Household Support Fund from Kent County Council.

This grant is intended to be used to support households most in need, to help them with essentials over the winter.

Dover District Council has welcomed an allocation of £171,826 from the fund, which is being used to support:

  • Dover Foodbank – £40,000
  • Deal Foodbank (which includes rural provision) – £40,000
  • Sandwich Age Concern – £20,000
  • Deal Centre (Age Concern) – £20,000
  • Dover Riverside Centre (Friends of Age UK) – £20,000
  • CAB Dover District – £20,000
  • United Families – £1,500
  • Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) – £10,326 (to support rough sleepers in severe weather).

Cllr Oliver Richardson, DDC Cabinet Member for Community, said: “We are very pleased to be able to make these allocations, and to help this important funding reach those in our communities who need support at this time.”

For more information on the Household Support Fund, please see the GOV.UK site, or for more local details, see the Notice of Delegated Decision on the DDC site.

For more information on how to access help enabled by the fund locally, please see the Household Support Fund page on the DDC site.

By Ed

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