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10 August 2022

County Council agrees financial support for Eden householders

Cumbria County Council Eden Local Committee members recently agreed to allocate £35,700 to support vulnerable households in Eden.

As a response to the increasing cost of living crisis, Cumbria County Council has identified £2m to help support communities across Cumbria. This support includes bolstering the Ways to Welfare support fund, an additional contribution to the council’s school clothing grant, additional support to the enhanced free school meals offer over the summer holidays, and an allocation for each Local Committee to focus on local need.

In Eden, £21,300 has been made available to support families access food - of this amount, the Local Committee made an immediate cash award totalling £10,000 to Eden’s three food banks based at Penrith, Appleby and Alston.

A further £14,400 will be distributed across five organisations that provide emergency financial support by way of cash, vouchers or urgent items. These organisations include Cumbria Family Support, Christians Against Poverty, 4 Eden and All About Autism. Citizen’s Advice Carlisle and Eden has also been given a grant to provide similar support to the people of Eden.

Eden Local Committee Chairman, Councillor Phil Dew, said:

“The past few years have been incredibly tough for many local people with the difficulties arising from the pandemic and the cost of living crisis. Local food banks and other agencies provide a lifeline for the most vulnerable households in Eden and I’m pleased that we’ve been able to support them in their work.”

Find more information about welfare support in Cumbria at cumbria.gov.uk/welfare.



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Cumbria County Council Eden Local Committee members recently agreed to allocate £35,700 to support vulnerable households in Eden.