A SCHEME to help those in financial need this winter has been launched by Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees.
The scheme will help individuals whose needs cannot be met by any other source.
The small fund can be used towards buying essential goods like washers, cookers and bedding.
Each fund will be up to a maximum of £150, though in exceptional circumstances awards in excess can be agreed.
Anyone who has had a grant in the last 12 months will not be eligible (unless there are exceptional circumstances).
Applications can be made only through a member of staff from Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees or a staff member from another local organisation or agency. Application forms can be downloaded from http://www.ageuk.org.uk/