Government funding extended

Local MPs have welcomed the extension of the Government’s Covid Local Support Grant.

There has been a further £1.5m for East Sussex County Council.

Throughout the pandemic, the Covid Local Support Grant (previously known as the Covid Winter Grant Scheme) has enabled Local Authorities in England to support families across the country struggling with the cost of living as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. The scheme has run from 1 December, with a total investment of over £269 million so far.

The Government has recently announced that the arrangements will be extended, with a further investment of £160m, to cover the period up to 30 September. East Sussex County Council will receive an additional £1,501,111 to cover the period from 21 June to 30 September, bringing its total allocation to £4,025,793.