The Home Office has announced grant funding of up to £9 million to support EU citizens who might need additional help when applying for their immigration status through the EU Settlement Scheme.

The Home Office has been working with voluntary and community organisations across the UK representing the needs of potentially vulnerable EU citizens.

The grant will help these organisations inform vulnerable individuals about the need to apply for settled status and support them to complete their applications to protect their status as the UK exits the EU.

Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes said: “EU citizens are our neighbours, our friends and our family and we want them to stay.

“It is essential that those who are more vulnerable and require support are able to access the help that they need.

“This funding and our work with the voluntary and community sector will help ensure that every EU citizen who is eligible to stay has their status protected.”

Click here to see the Home Office statement