The Welsh Government has announced a new £51 million funding package for lower-income families that feel the pressure of the rising living costs.
The first phase of the ‘Household Support Fund’ will target heating and eating costs, providing families with cash to pay their winter energy bills.
The support will be given through a one-off £100 cash payment and eligible energy customers will be able to receive it whether they are on a prepayment or a credit meter.
Extra funding will also be offered also to foodbank and community food schemes.
“Where Westminster has failed to support families, the Welsh Government will step in and back our communities through this challenging period.”