Council launches £71,000 pot for needy families hit by pandemic
Wednesday 28th October 2020
MAIDSTONE Borough Council has followed the county authority this week in handing out cash to needy families.
Kent County Council announced on Monday families in most need would receive to feed their children outside of term time.
Today, MBC says it has a pot of £71,000 from central Government for one-off payments of up to £500, which means at least 140 families could benefit.
There are strict conditions attached to the handout.
A dedicated KCC helpline has been set up and is now open so that Kent’s low-income families are able to quickly and easily access the help they need when they need it most, including during the school holidays.
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