Easter COVID Winter Grant payment to families
The COVID Winter Grant (CWG) scheme had been extended over the Easter period with Walsall Council allocated a further £394,491.00 to support the most vulnerable families in the borough. £20 will be allocated for each child who was entitled to support from the CWG scheme in February 2021 and who are still on an active claim for Council Tax Support.
For those who were entitled to Council Tax Support from 1st December 2020 but have not received any payment through the CWG scheme previously, there will be a letter issued to invite them to claim for both the February and March 2021 payments (this is a maximum of £40 per child).
This is in addition to the Easter holiday activities and food programme targeted at all free school meal and young carers in Walsall. The scheme offers access to free, fun and enriching activities over the Easter break and access to healthy meal boxes.