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Norfolk Assistance Scheme (NAS) - Covid-19 Response

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Community Action Norfolk are sharing this from Norfolk Assistance Scheme, please contact them directly with any queries. 

Norfolk Assistance Scheme (NAS) - Covid-19 Response

NAS has received £1m of new funding from DEFRA to address crisis support in our community resulting from Covid-19. 

NAS has extended their provision to include:

  • 3-day award for applicants who have made an application for Universal Credit
  • 7-day award for furloughed, previously self-employed or those who have been made redundant and awaiting verification of their Universal Credit application (furloughed applications have wholly been replaced by those facing redundancy)
  • School meal allowance for families not registered with a school
  • Car tax/ insurance first month payment – related to employment
  • Smart phones – pay as you go, phone top ups
  • Payment of Debt Relief Orders
  • Heating oil
  • Supply of masks and gloves
  • Clothes including school uniform
  • Food boxes – Morrisons
  • Bespoke delivery of food in an emergency or if required – all advisers have debit cards
  • Essentials e.g. toiletries/baby essential's via prepaid local shop collection if required
  • NRPF residents in Norfolk

NAS are working hard to distribute the DEFRA funding by joint working with District Councils by creating hardship pathways through the Norfolk Vulnerability Hub and District Hub. NAS will also provide food provision for those in crisis during a recurring peak in C-19 including a district lockdown.

Applications can be made by phone on 01603 223392 option 5 or on the website - https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/care-support-and-health/support-for-living-independently/money-and-benefits/norfolk-assistance-scheme

Please remember NAS will also assess for discretionary awards so please make an application. If NAS cannot help they will find someone who can.