This is a national scheme administered by Leicester City Council to support Leicester residents most in need with the cost of food, energy (including heating, cooking, lighting), water bills (including sewerage) and other essentials.
The scheme is part of a wider winter support package for families and children, including the significant expansion of the Department for Education’s (DfE’s). Holiday Activities and Food programme, which will ensure provision for Easter, Summer and Christmas in 2021.
Residents of Leicester may be eligible for support if their household finances have been affected by Covid-19. Residents cannot apply directly. They have to be referred by one of the council’s partner organisations. The list of referral partners can be found here.
Local VCSE organisations supporting Leicester communities may want to refer residents to the referral partners in order to access the support.
Further details of the scheme can be found here.