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Financial Support for residents


ERYC are here to HELP.

The past 19 months has been a very unsettling time for many residents, with some people
losing their job, furlough support ending and the temporary £20 uplift of universal credit and
tax credits ending. As the winter months are upon us, ERYC want to tell you about help available to residents, which could ease some financial pressures many will be under with the rise in
energy bills.

Please click on the link below for more information.

ERYC – Member info on financial support for residents October 2021

Resurfacing and Carriageway Patching Repairs – Cave Lane, Main Street Ellerker, Water Lane, South Cave

As part of the Council’s capital programme of carriageway planned maintenance works, East Riding of Yorkshire Council intend to undertake carriageway resurfacing and patching repairs at the above locations between the West End junction and the Howden Croft Hill junction. The work will commence on Monday 25 October, for fourteen days, returning on Monday 22 November for five days, including some overnight works (dependent on weather conditions).

Please note that all carriageway patches will be treated with a surface dressing next Summer. The working hours will be 08:00 – 17:00hr (Mon-Fri). The overnight working hours will be 19:00 – 00:00hr (Mon-Fri). Cave Lane, Main Street and Water Lane will be closed during the working hours with signed diversions in operation. ERYC would like to apologise in advance for any disruption caused by this essential repair work.

Residents affected by these works will be receiving a letter on 18 October and pre start information boards will be installed by the contractor (Streetscene Services) in advance of the works.

Grass Verge Signs and Bollards

Residents are reminded that any signs and bollards positioned on the grass verges maintained by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council should be approved by ERYC.

Ellerker Parish Council would like to advise residents that the person who installs the unauthorised signs / bollards on the grass verge will be culpable for any injuries or accidents caused by the signs / bollards.

COVID-19 Local Support Grant

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has launched a discretionary grant scheme to support those most in need with the cost of food, energy, water bills and other essentials.

The grant aims to give vulnerable households peace of mind as COVID-19 restrictions are eased by helping those who need it to have food on the table and other essentials.

The COVID-19 Local Support Grant is funded from one-off Central Government funding by the Department for Work and Pensions, announced on 20 June, which enables local authorities to provide financial support to those most in need this year. The council has committed funding from this scheme to provide food vouchers to households with children that are eligible for free school meals.

To help ensure fairness of applications and access to the grant for those who need it, East Riding of Yorkshire Council will implement the COVID-19 Local Support Grant as a discretionary scheme until the one-off funding has been fully utilised.

The scheme runs from until 30 September this year. Applications will close on Sunday, 5 September, to allow funds to be fully distributed.

The discretionary funding available will not be sufficient to provide support to all residents, therefore the council will target and prioritise support for the following:

  • to support households who have made a new claim and are in receipt of Universal Credit from 17 April 2021
  • to support households who have made a new claim and are in receipt of Council Tax Support from 17 April 2021
  • to support households whose income has been impacted by COVID-19, such as loss of job/reduced hours/furloughed AND have had a reduction in income AND have capital of less than £2,000 AND be responsible for rent/mortgage payments and utility bills
  • to support individuals who have a social care package and have seen an increase in their household food and fuel since 23 March 2020
  • to support individuals who are care leavers who are receiving support from the council’s pathways team and have had an increase in food and/or fuel since 23 March 2020.
More information and how to apply

Where residents may not be eligible for this grant, the council has a benefit eligibility checker, this can be used to see if you are entitled to other forms of financial support.

Check my benefit eligibility

The council also has an emergency assistance scheme available to residents who have had an interruption to their income and where they require support to remain in the community.

Emergency assistance scheme