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KCC Kent Parish Council Winter Support Scheme

By Vickie Ford Boughton Malherbe Parish Council

Wednesday, 10 January 2024


Boughton Malherbe Parish Council Contributor


Message from Kent County Council:

Building on the momentum from the KALC AGM 2023, KALC is actively assisting Town and Parish Councils in addressing the challenges posed by the rising cost-of-living within their communities. We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Kent Parish Council Winter Support Scheme, which officially launched today (10/01/24). Applications are now open for Town and Parish Councils to seek funding for either new or existing initiatives aimed at assisting individuals experiencing financial hardship due to the ongoing cost-of-living crisis.

It is important to note that the available funds are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. We therefore strongly encourage early applications.

The scheme is designed to support a diverse range of low-income households, including families with children, older individuals, unpaid caregivers, and those living with a disability—each facing unique and acute challenges.

Funds from the scheme can be utilised for various purposes, such as purchasing food, washing machines, fridge freezers, slow cookers, air fryers, as well as energy-saving items like lightbulbs, warm packs, draft excluders, and winter clothing. Additionally, the funds can contribute to managing health conditions, safeguarding independence, and preventing social isolation.

The Kent Association of Local Councils (KALC) will oversee the grant administration process following the successful passage of an application through a KCC panel. Approved funds are expected to be disbursed within days of acceptance. This initiative follows the triumph of the Parish Council Community Cost of Living Support Scheme, which aided 9,800 residents through grants awarded to 37 projects, including meal clubs, a hygiene bank, the provision of school uniforms, and food vouchers.

For eligibility criteria, please visit the following link:

Applications must be submitted by 1st March 2024.

Contact Information

Vickie Ford

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