The government has made substantial additional financial support to low income families to further help them in these difficult times.
Lincolnshire County Council also received £835,000 from the government for additional support for vulnerable people which we have already allocated as follows:
• additional funding of almost £400,000 to the Lincolnshire Food Partnership to ensure new and emerging local food banks will have grants and support in place to help them to thrive. To find details of your local food bank go to www.lincolnfoodpartnership.org/.
• we’ve also given a further £215,000 to the Community Lincs Programme run by the YMCA which support Good Neighbour schemes and food kitchens for communities in Lincolnshire. You can find schemes in your area here: www.maphub.net/LincsGNS/lincs-gns
• during the Covid 19 pandemic we’ve also provided the Lincolnshire Resilience Forum (LRF) with £217,000 to bulk purchase food stock to support our most venerable residents.”
As always we will respond to requests for support positively and if there are children in need we will of course act immediately to keep them safe. If people need help then they can contact us on www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/childrenshealth or 01522 782030 and we will direct you to further support.