Young people in Weston-super-Mare are set to benefit from warm packs this winter.

Creative Outbursts CIC, a local community group, has secured an £8,000 grant from the National Grid Electricity Distribution's Community Matters Fund for the initiative.

The warm packs will offer a variety of items aimed towards maintaining warmth and lowering heating expenses.

They will be available to those finding it difficult to keep warm during the coldest season.

Elaine Harris, project manager at Creative Outbursts CIC, said: "The grant from the Community Matters Fund will make a big difference to the young people who access Creative Outbursts’ Boombox Youth Project provision.

"Funding will enable us to distribute a range of warm pack items to young people and their families.

"The warm pack items will help to reduce gas and electricity bills which will be a real help and support for families who are financially struggling.

"We would like to say a huge thank you to National Grid Electricity Distribution for this much-needed support."

The fund, committed to tackling fuel poverty, has donated £5 million to various projects since 2021.

National Grid is the distribution network operator for the Midlands, South West England and South Wales.

Chris Hayton, director of Corporate Affairs at National Grid Electricity Distribution, said: "Unfortunately, we know that many people will struggle to keep their homes warm this winter.

"At a time when addressing fuel poverty has never been more critical, our Community Matters Fund will support local groups to deliver help where it’s most needed.

"We're looking forward to working with community groups like Creative Outbursts CIC to create positive change and to seeing the results of their hard work."