District Councils’ Network Coronavirus Engagement Template for Councils 

District Councils will play a pivotal role in our national response to the impact of the coronavirus, at the heart of support to our residents and to our businesses, while focusing on continuing our vital services.

The £500 million Hardship Fund was a real win for the DCN, and recognition by the Government of the central role we Districts will play in solving peoples’ problems in the weeks and months ahead.

Every District will be thinking about how to use the Hardship Fund to meet local needs. We want to help, and so have provided an example template of how Hardship Fund could be designed and operated locally.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team if you need assistance with this at any point. Email us at dcn@local.gov.uk.