Voluntary groups in Herefordshire will share nearly a quarter of a million pounds from a government scheme to ease the impact of the cost of living squeeze.

Most of the £1.33 million allocated to the county from the Household Support Fund is to directly support households struggling with food and energy bills and other essentials.


But funding of £244,000 for other organisations will enable them to also support struggling households in turn, the council says.

The 11 organisations are:

  • Age UK Hereford and Localities (support for food, £24,000)
  • Bromyard Foodbank and Money Advice Centre (support for food, energy and other essentials, £22, 680)
  • Hereford Foodbank (food, £22,825)
  • Herefordshire Community Foundation (energy and other essentials, £30,000)
  • Ledbury Foodbank (food and other essentials, £9,870)
  • Leominster Foodbank and Money Advice Centre (food, energy and other essentials, £21,500)
  • The Living Room, Hereford (food, energy and other essentials, £26,400)
  • Mothers’ Union, Diocese of Hereford (household essentials, £10,100)
  • Herefordshire No Interest Loan Scheme (household essentials, £20,000)
  • Putson Baptist Church (food, energy and other essentials, £28,120)
  • Severn Wye Energy Agency (energy, £28,750)

The council says these “are existing trusted partners which had already been recipients of government grants to support low-income households during the Covid-19 pandemic”.