The Conservative Government has provided Milton Keynes Council with £251,068 to continue supporting low-income families in MK with food and essential utility bills.
This extra money is part of the Covid Winter Grant Scheme which has been extended over Easter, with 80% of funds ring-fenced to be spent on food, energy and water bills, and 20% available for other associated essential costs.
The initial scheme saw MK provided with £722k to support vulnerable children and families between December and the end of March.
This is on top of and not replacing the previously announced Holiday Activities and Food Programme which provides free holiday clubs for disadvantaged children which feature a wide range of activities and healthy meals.
Iain Stewart, the MP for Milton Keynes South, commented:
“This funding from the Government will go a long way in helping low-income families in Milton Keynes pay for food, energy and water.
“I hope the MK Council will spend this money as families will be dependent upon this after being hit by the pandemic.”.