London boroughs to receive Covid Winter Grant Scheme funding boost

Barking and Dagenham Redbridge Newham Tower Hamlets Havering receive funding boost

Each London borough is to receive additional funding under the Covid Winter Grant Scheme, adding to the £170million already allocated across England. - Credit: Kirsty O'Connor/PA

London councils are to receive an extra £9.5million under the Covid Winter Grant Scheme, it has been announced. 

This will be added to each council's allocation, previously set according to a decided share of the initial £170m pot set aside in England. 

That first injection was intended to last until this month, with this latest boost intended for the two-week Easter period (until April 16).

As with the initial allocation, Newham and Tower Hamlets will benefit most from the boost, receiving £470,772 and £418,230 respectively (to add to the £1m-plus each received previously).

Barking and Dagenham is set to receive £302,480, while Havering and Redbridge will get £231,087 and £274,259 each.

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Though 80 per cent of the funding is ringfenced for food, energy and water bills, councils can choose how they deliver that support. The remaining 20pc is available for other associated costs. 

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