Children’s Centre Crisis Fund

We have set up a new Crisis Fund to support families with household bills and payments, and other items, throughout the winter and into 2023. There is £45,000 of funding available through the Crisis Fund, which will be administered through our nine Children’s Centres.

We have nine Children’s Centres in total - in Sandy, Shefford, Stotfold, Flitwick, Leighton Buzzard, with two in Dunstable and two in Houghton Regis - who already work with over 4,700 families.

What is the funding for?

Funding will be available from December 2022, with vouchers available to primarily cover household bills and payments.

Emergency support will also be available – for example, to replace an essential household appliance that’s broken, like a fridge or washing machine, or to ensure children in the household have winter weather clothing.

Who is eligible?

We’ll be using the funding to support families already known to the Children’s Centres who use our services. And our partners, including in health, housing and education, will be able to refer families in need for extra support.

Find out more about the other measures in place which can help anyone concerned about the cost of living.