Seasonal Grants for Low-income Families: A popular, simple and cost-effective way to met essential needs

This policy briefing makes the case for seasonal grants for low-income families in the UK.

August 2007

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Families with children living in poverty struggle constantly to make ends meet. That struggle can be most acute when families need to spend large lump sums or during summer and winter holidays when extra costs hit particularly hard.

Save the Children believes that seasonal grants, in November and June, targeted at those receiving the maximum child credit will help families to make ends meet and reduce child poverty. These grants are supported by low-income families and by the general public.

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