Hardship fund makes £620,000 available to struggling Barnsley residents

Food bank in Barnsley Credit: ITV Calendar

Barnsley Council has been awarded £350,000 from the government's financial hardship funds for residents struggling in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

The council say they will match this with £270,000 of internal funding, which will be used to help Barnsley residents who have been affected financially by the crisis.

£620,000

in funding has been announced from the government and Barnsley Council.

Projects and services such as the healthy holidays programme, local welfare assistance scheme and welfare advice services will get a cash injection which will help them carry on supporting residents.

Leader of Barnsley Council, said:

We know that many of our residents will have been affected financially as a result of the pandemic and find themselves in difficult circumstances through no fault of their own. We have several initiatives set up to support local people who have been directly impacted by the virus and this money will help us to support those projects and those people. We want to help people get back on their feet.

Councillor Sir Stephen Houghton CBE, Leader of Barnsley Council