Holme Valley South Covid-19 Hardship Fund
Councillor Paul Davies has worked with Longley Farm and Holmfirth Tech to establish a hardship fund for local people affected by the Coronavirus crisis.
The purpose of this fund is to support those residents living within the Holme Valley South district ward, who have an immediate financial need as a result of the Coronvirus pandemic. Specifically, the grant is aimed at those who find themselves unable to cover basic necessities, such as food, heating, housing, or childcare, that cannot otherwise be addressed by the existing benefits system or the various Covid-19 government support packages.
The intention of the fund is to provide a temporary financial stop-gap whilst the applicant addresses their financial situation, and is not intended to provide a long term solution to financial hardship.
This is not a means-tested grant. All residents living in the Holme Valley South council ward are eligible to apply.
Depending on need, a grant may be allocated up to the limits as indicated below:
• £200 – 2 adults/ 2 children
• £150 – 1 adult/ 2 children
• £100 – 1/2 adults
Only one grant will be made per household.
The Fund will be administered by Holmfirth Tech Community Anchor, and the decisions will be made as to the allocation of the fund by an independent local panel who will review applications made in relation to the fund's purpose. All discussions within the panel will be confidential. The panel may wish to contact the applicant to find out more details, and to explore whether any further support may be needed.
Is the application being made for yourself or on behalf of someone else?
If you are applying for someone else, please provide your name, organisation, contact telephone and email below.
Name of person in need of financial support:
How many adults and children are there in the household
How much are you wishing to apply for? Please give a break-down of costs that you hope to cover with the fund,
What are the circumstances that have led you to apply for the fund?
What steps are you (the applicant) taking to address your financial situation in the long-term? Please let us know If other support has been sought, and give as much detail as possible.
Do you require any further support or guidance in any of the following areas?
You may receive a follow up call from a member of the panel following submission of your application.
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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