A charity which launched a fund to help people with the cost of living has had to pause new referrals because of high demand.
Last month, Bryson Charitable Group said it aimed to support 15,000 households in the greatest need.
It has already distributed more than £1m to 5,000 households.
A spokesperson said it was a time of "unprecedented need" and it was briefing referral partners.
"To ensure that we are able to meet the needs of the remaining target 10,000 households over the harshest winter months, we have decided to temporarily pause new referrals once this phase closes for applications on Tuesday 21st November," the charity said.
"We are currently reassessing the roll out and timing of the next phase of the initiative."
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