Food and fuel vouchers available for families

Cheshire East Council is distributing vouchers on behalf of the Department of Work and Pensions up until the end of March 2021 to the most vulnerable children and families to pay for essentials such as food and energy. We know it’s a difficult time for many at the moment with the latest lockdown, and that while families have children at home, food and fuel costs will have increased.

If you know a family that needs some additional support through a food or energy voucher please make a request by completing this short form. A £20 supermarket voucher is available per child per week and/or a £49 fuel voucher per household.

You will need the following information to complete the form:

  • The parent/carer’s name
  • The parent/carer’s address, including post code
  • The parent/carer’s email address – If the parent/carer does not have an email address, please put your email address so you can provide the voucher to them.
  • A contact number for the parent/carer – please provide your own if this is not available.

If you are entering information for multiple children – please make sure you press ‘Add Child’s Details’ after entering each child’s details on the form otherwise the information will not be saved. Please add each child you wish the support to be considered for as we can only action this for the children that are listed.

Please note that requests must be made by professionals, charity workers or volunteers, or elected officials – please confirm your details in the referrer section. Please do not share the inquiry form link with families as we cannot accept requests direct from families.

Please allow five working days for the family to receive the voucher via email.

If the family is likely to be eligible for free school meals please encourage them to apply online at www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/fsm – this will mean they will be automatically eligible for further support in future.

For emergency assistance Cheshire East has a host of food banks that operate across the borough which can be found by visiting www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/livewell and searching for ‘food banks’.

For further information please see our website https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/wintergrantinquiry