Bringing Home Further Help for Communities - Household Support Fund Extension Allocated


Dover District Council is welcoming news that it has received a grant of almost £200k to continue to help households in the district - after receiving the local allocation of round 3 of the Government’s Household Support Fund from Kent County Council. 

The grant is intended to help support local communities with essentials over the winter. This follows a previous grant of over £170k announced in January this year, and an extension of over £400k in July to help support households in most need. 

Dover District Council has welcomed an allocation of £197,862 from the latest round of the fund, and is using this to support: 

  • Dover Foodbank - £42,000
  • Deal Foodbank (which includes rural provision)- £42,000
  • Sandwich Age Concern – £20,000
  • Deal Centre (Age Concern) - £20,000
  • Dover Riverside Centre (Friend of Age UK) - £20,000
  • Dover Outreach Centre £13,862
  • CAB Dover District - £30,000
  • United Families- £10,000. 

Cllr Trevor Bartlett, Leader of Dover District Council, said: “We continue to work hard to provide help and support to our communities. We are very pleased to be able to allocate this important additional funding, and to continue to help this support reach those in our communities who need it the most.” 

For more information, please the Notice of Delegated Decision on the DDC website. For more information on help provided by the Household Support Fund locally, please see the Household Support Fund page on the DDC site.

Posted on 12 December 2022

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