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25th Jun, 2022

Wychavon has given £300k to support community groups in Droitwich, Evesham and Pershore since pandemic started

MORE THAN £297,000 has been made available to community groups and voluntary organisations across Wychavon district to continue to support people affected by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The council has used funding from the Household Support Grant to continue to ensure people who need help accessing food or paying energy bills and other essential costs get the assistance they need.

The funding includes more than £30,000 for foodbanks and community food programmes across Wychavon, over £34,000 to organisations providing welfare support and more than £33,000 to volunteer centres in Droitwich, Evesham and Pershore.

Almost £96,500 has been given to South Worcestershire Citizens Advice Bureau to continue to support people with debt advice, particularly those on Universal Credit.

Housing associations have received £80,000 to continue to support the wellbeing of their tenants and those facing crisis this winter, while £10,000 has been made available to support children and young people affected by the impact of the pandemic.

Coun Bradley Thomas, Wychavon District Council leader, said: “Our voluntary and community sector has done an amazing job supporting people in need throughout the pandemic and this funding will allow them to continue that good work.”

Anyone needing help with their energy bills should email Act on Energy at support@actonenergy.org.uk or call 0800 9882881.

Anyone needing help with food and other supplies should visit worcestershire.gov.uk/here2help where they will be directed to the right organisation.

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