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.
The grant scheme has now closed. You are no longer able to apply for a Covid Local Support Grant. The deadline to apply was 3pm on Friday 20 August 2021.
If you applied for a grant payment between Monday 16 August and Friday 20 August, your payment voucher will be sent out soon.
The payment will be sent to you as a text message voucher which you can redeem for cash at your local PayPoint outlet. If your nearest PayPoint outlet cannot cash the voucher for you, try one of the larger PayPoint stores (for example, a supermarket).
Don't forget, the voucher will expire 7 days after the date you receive the text message. If you're self-isolating and cannot redeem your voucher, you can forward the message on to a trusted family member or friend so they can redeem it on your behalf.