The City of Doncaster Council has been provided with funding of £5,978,546.15 from the Government’s Household Support Fund for the period 01/04/23 to 31/03/24.
Following the payment already made towards food for the Easter Holidays a decision has now been made to make further payments towards food as follows;
- Payment at £15 per eligible child for the May school holiday, and
- Payment at £15 per week per eligible child for 6 weeks for the summer holidays
Payments will be administered by the City of Doncaster Council’s Benefits Team and will be made direct into bank accounts weeks commencing 22/05/23 & 24/07/23.
Parents/carers do not need to contact the council, payments will be made automatically to those who received a payment for Easter.
For those who have not previously received an award but who meet the qualifying criteria below, an application is available on the Council website; Household Support Fund – City of Doncaster Council
The eligibility criteria to receive an award is that the parent/carer of the dependant child is receiving at least one of the following;
- Universal Credit that includes the Housing Allowance
- Housing Benefit
- Local Council Tax Reduction
- Means-Tested Free School Meals.
Those who qualify for a food award will also automatically be awarded a payment towards their energy bills towards the end of the year as long as they still meet the qualifying criteria.
The Benefits Team
City of Doncaster Council