East London boroughs have been given millions of pounds from a government fund to help people pay for essentials during the winter months.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has announced allocations from the £500m Household Support Fund announced earlier this month.
Newham received £3,339,194.75 – the largest allocation of all London boroughs.
Tower Hamlets took third place with £2,996,279.40.
Barking and Dagenham were allocated £2,162,051.52, Redbridge £1,965,979.20 and Havering £1,648,150.98.
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A total of £67.87 million was allocated from the London fund.
The money will be distributed by municipalities to households in their communities who need some additional assistance for daily basic needs such as food, clothing and utilities.
Welfare Minister David Rutley said: “This fund exists to support those who need it most by providing extra assistance throughout the winter.
“By working through local councils, we can ensure that vulnerable people in our communities receive this vital support.”
This is a newspaper This Winter Campaign Is With Youstanding in solidarity with our communities as the nights go down and living gets expensive.