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Thousands of families can apply for £340 in free cash TODAY

Britons can get free cash on food and bills worth up to £340 this winter.

ONE £500 million in cash has been shared between local councils to hand out to needy families.

Bills are going up but with help from local councils

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Bills are going up but with help from local councils

In Barnsley, for example, people in need can get up to £200 to spend in supermarkets, including Aldi, Asda, Morrisons and Tesco.

As well as groceries, the voucher can also be used for other essential items from Argos, Currys and Halfords.

You can apply for vouchers if you have already received support from Council Tax Barnsley Council.

There is also up to £140 available for help with energy billand you can get this if you earn under £30,000 a year.

But anyone struggling living elsewhere can get similar help to cover living costs.

Energy bills are rising and grocery prices are rising, stretch the budget further, especially during the winter period.

The Government launched the Household Support Fund last year and councils now have cash to give to struggling families and individuals.

But how much you can get and who is eligible can vary depending on where you live.

In Spelthorne, you can get a one-time cash payments up to £80 and in Rutland, you can gt £100 for essentials.

You can search for your local council using the searches stuff on gov.uk – just enter your postcode.

You can then see the help you can get from the Household Assistance Fund, who is eligible and how to apply.

You should do this sooner rather than later, as the amount of cash to play is limited.

Funding is available until the end of March but some councils have closed applications earlier or could run out of cash if there is a lot of need.

Even if this program has expired in your area, or you are not eligible, other help may be available.

You can also get help with your energy bill from your energy company and government programs.

Council Tax bills can often take up large amounts of household budgets, but many people qualify for a discount, or maybe even gett free.

There is a separate program that provides cash to help people cover housing costs such as rent – Here’s how it works and how to apply.

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