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Covid Local Support Grant

Middlesbrough is getting more support to tackle the spike in coronavirus cases. Find out more about the extra support.

We're making payments to support families through the summer holidays. The payments are for families who have dependent children and are getting free school meals or Council Tax Reduction. The payment will also be available to families who have children under the age of 19 living with them, who they used to get Child Benefit for.

The payment can be used towards buying food, clothing, and other essential items. Funding to support this scheme has been provided by the Department for Work and Pensions.

We'll be making three payments to cover the summer holidays. You'll get one payment every 2 weeks. The first and second payment amounts are listed in the table below. Please note, the amounts for the third payment may change based on amount of funding we have available.

We're now getting ready to send the second payment to families. Payments will be sent between Wednesday 28 July and Friday 30 July, and will be the amounts shown in the table below. If you've previously received a payment, you do not need to apply; we'll automatically send you the second voucher by text message. If you've recently changed your phone number, you'll need to let us know, as we'll automatically send the payment to the number we currently have on file for you. If you're expecting a payment and it has not arrived yet, please do not get in touch with us unless it has not arrived by the end of the day on Friday 30 July 2021.

Payments for people who recently applied will be sent out over a number of days from Tuesday 27 July 2021.

If you've not received a payment before, but think you're eligible, you can apply online from Monday 2 August 2021.

Payment amounts

The current payment amounts for the summer holiday Covid Local Support Grant are as follows:

Number of dependents Payment
1 dependent child in household £20
2 dependent children in household £38
3 dependent children in household £54
4 dependent children in household £67
5 dependent children in household £78
6 dependent children in household £88
7 dependent children in household £97
8 dependent children in household £105
9 dependent children in household £112

Apply

You can apply once and get all 3 payments (one every 2 weeks). The form for applications for all 3 payments closed on Friday 23 July.

If you did not apply by Friday 23 July, you'll need to wait until the form reopens on Monday 2 August. From Monday 2 August, you'll only be able to apply for 2 payments (one every 2 weeks, for the remaining weeks of the summer holiday).

Covid Local Support Grant (households getting Council Tax Reduction)

The payment is available to anyone who meets all of the following criteria:

The application form will reopen on Monday 2 August

Covid Local Support Grant (households not getting Council Tax Reduction)

The payment is available to anyone who meets all of the following criteria:

The application form will reopen on Monday 2 August

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