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Struggling families across Northumberland are set to benefit from new coronavirus funding which will help put food on the table.
Northumberland county councillors will be able to provide Covid-19 -related support into their communities through a number of grants worth up to £2,000.
Families in need will be able to access vital help such as food parcels or vouchers through recipient organisations such as town and parish councils and community groups.
Leader of Northumberland County Council, Glen Sanderson said: "We recognise and understand the real difficulties and hardship that Covid is causing for some of our residents, and we are doing all we can to help them, and we will continue to do so.
"From the very start of the pandemic, through our Northumberland Communities Together initiative, we have been connecting with residents in need, seven days a week to ensure they receive help and support to keep them safe and well.
"In addition to this, we have just expanded the scope of our Members Small Grant Scheme to reflect the challenges local communities and groups are facing around the current pandemic."