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14 April, 2021 Open access

Work and Pensions Secretary announces that Covid Winter Grant Scheme is to be extended to 20 June 2021

Initiative, that will be renamed the Covid Local Support Grant, is to receive an additional £40 million in funding

The Work and Pensions Secretary Dr Thérèse Coffey has announced that the Covid Winter Grant Scheme is to be extended to 20 June 2021.

While the Scheme had been due to end on Friday 16 April 2021, Dr Coffey said today that -

'Recognising that some restrictions on the economy continue, we are extending the scheme until 20 June 2021 with funding of £40 million and re-naming it the Covid Local Support Grant. This brings the scheme in line with the Prime Minister’s roadmap out of lockdown on the 21 June, provided we continue to pass the four steps needed to progress through the roadmap, most of the remaining restrictions will be lifted.

All conditions of the grant continue, as does the allocation methodology.'

For more information, see Extending Covid Local Support Measures from parliament.uk