Norfolk County Council has released details of the multi-million-pound support package that is available to communities through a wide range of initiatives. This is being boosted by the latest round of the Household Support Fund from the government, which is worth £6.7m, and is being bolstered by the county council with a further £1.2m, adding to the already significant investments planned for Norfolk communities.

Norfolk County Council has once more decided to distribute the UK Government’s Household Support Fund to a range of organisations and support services who are best placed to give support to those who need it most

For example, the county council is providing Norfolk Community Foundation with £220,000 to provide grants of up to £2,000 towards the cost of running or establishing a Community Hot-Spot that gives a warm welcome to the whole community, in particular reaching those who are vulnerable or have been impacted by the cost-of-living crisis.

The funding will enable the continuation of the excellent partnership work that has happened across the county to date, including creation of 15 food hubs through a pioneering collaboration with the Community Foundation. This has supported 12,000 people already, with other parts of the country seeking to learn from this best practice.

To date the cost-of-living support through the multi-million-pound package has helped over 128,000 households with £14.3m of funding. People can see which support they are eligible for and apply for help online through the Norfolk Assistance Scheme (NAS).

Further details of the funding and investment in communities here

Link to the NAS and how to apply for individual support here

(Source: NCC)