Online briefing to explain West Midlands’ £53m share of Household Support Fund

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On 30th September the government launched a £500m Household Support Fund to provide winter support to families and vulnerable households with food, fuel, bills, household items and essentials between October 2021 and March 2022.

This funding is being issued to local authorities to add to work already taking place concerning financial inclusion, crisis support and support for families in receipt of free school meals. £53m will be distributed via local authorities in the West Midlands either directly to households or via local VCSE organisations and networks.

West Midlands Funders Network is hosting an online briefing event on Wednesday 15th December 2021 (12.00pm-2.00pm) for those who wish to find out more. The briefing, ‘Financial Inclusion: Supporting Vulnerable and Poorer Households in the WM’, will:

» Provide an overview of the issues facing vulnerable and poorer individuals and households and how these have been exacerbated by the pandemic.

» Share information about existing prevention and crisis intervention initiatives.

» Provide an overview of eligible funding purposes in existing and new measures.

Register to attend the online briefing (via Eventbrite).

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