Bradford Council and other local authorities in Yorkshire will receive a share of £47 million, the Government has announced. 

The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) is awarding the money through an extension to its Household Support Fund – which councils use to support vulnerable residents with the cost of essentials including food, energy bills, and emergency costs like new boilers. 

Now, it has been revealed councils across Yorkshire and the Humber will be allocated further cost of living support.

The Government said people across the region will have received £282.3 million of Household Support Fund investment since the fund was launched in October 2021.

Work and Pensions Secretary Mel Stride said: “We’ve protected vulnerable people from cost of living pressures with the biggest support package in Europe, preventing 1.3 million people falling into poverty. 

“Extending the Household Support Fund means people in Yorkshire and the Humber can access help with essentials, as we grow the economy by making work pay - cutting taxes by £900 for the average worker, raising the National Living Wage after seven successive months of real wage growth, and driving down inflation.”

The move comes alongside a raft of Government measures kicking in from April 1.

The National Living Wage will increase to £11.44 an hour for people aged 21 and over.

There will be an increase in Local Housing Allowance – worth £800 a year for 1.6 million eligible households.

The Government has officially started 15 hours free childcare for every eligible working parent in the UK and a new, lower energy price cap.

As well as the Household Support Fund, there’s a range of other support available. Through the Help for Households campaign, people have access to information and support on a range of issues – from help with childcare costs to mental health advice and more. 

 To find out what support you may be eligible for, you can visit the Government website