BARNSLEY Council has received more than £2m in government funding to help people with the increase in their food and fuel costs.

The council will distribute the funding to people in receipt of pension credit and households with children who receive a benefit-related free school meal.

A spokesperson added: “There’s no need to apply for this support fund, as we’ll be sending out letters to everyone who’s eligible.

“If you’re eligible for the fund, you’ll receive a letter in July.

“This will include a barcode which you can take to the post office with a form of ID to receive £150 in cash.

“Take a look at for more information and support to help with the rising cost of living.”