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£3.69m Covid funding targeted on vulnerable people

04 June 2021

Vulnerable people in Norfolk have received targeted Government support during the Covid pandemic, thanks to the county council.

The authority has spent all of the £3.69 million Covid grant it has received from the Government so far, to support vulnerable families and individuals, primarily with food and utility bills.

County council leader Councillor Andrew Proctor said: “We acted quickly to ensure that our Government funding was channelled to those who were experiencing real needs during the peaks of the pandemic.

“We’ve made 72,832 awards of help, 90 per cent of which went to families with children. Help with food and utility costs made up 95 per cent of all awards.

“We kept our admin costs to the minimum, to ensure we could pass the maximum amount to those in greatest need.”

Government figures show that Norfolk County Council’s administration costs were just 1.8 per cent, compared to a national average of 3.66 per cent.

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