Carnforth Town Council can provide advice and support with applications for the Local Authority Emergency Assistance Grant Scheme.
The scheme has been introduced to support people who are struggling to afford food and other essential items due to financial hardship caused by Covid-19. This scheme is temporary.
You can contact Carnforth Town Clerk, Bob Bailey by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 07846 256 006 or the Lancaster District Community Hub – details on the poster below.
To be eligible for the scheme you must be:
Aged 16 years or over; A resident of the Lancaster City Council district; Experiencing financial hardship as a direct result of Covid-19 and not have enough resources to meet your immediate short-term needs; On a low income or in receipt of one of the following benefits: Universal Credit’ Jobseeker’s Allowance Employment Support Allowance; Income Support Pension Credit
The scheme can help with short-term living costs such as food, gas and electric, essential household appliances and school uniforms. Cash will not usually be awarded. If white goods such as washing machines or f ridges are required, items will be purchased through the scheme and delivery will be arranged directly to your home.
The scheme will also signpost you to other sources of advice and support to ensure that you get all the assistance you are entitled to. You may be offered a referral for advice and assistance with finance, debt and/or welfare benefits, to help address your long-term needs.