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We are currently working with Devon County Council and other district councils across Devon (Team Devon) on how we will administer the Household Support Fund for October 2022 to March 2023. As soon as our scheme has been finalised details on how the funds will be used will be available in our policy. You can still apply for financial support from our own hardship fund.

The money can be used for many different things such as help with food and utility costs as well as wider support needs.

How to apply

To apply for the fund you must be;

  • Over the age of 16
  • Live in East Devon (as your main residence)
  • Be without sufficient resources to meet your immediate short-term needs

Fill out an application online here: Request Financial Support - East Devon. If you need help to complete the application email hardship@eastdevon.gov.uk

Applicants will be need to have a telephone interview with an officer to discuss their application in further detail.

Residents will normally receive help via vouchers, payments made direct to suppliers or through invoices for works being sent directly to East Devon District Council. We will only make a cash payment in exceptional circumstances and once all other payment options have been explored. Any cash payment agreed will be made directly into the applicant’s bank account.

Repeat applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

EDDC’s Financial Resilience Team will be managing the applications, alongside our other available discretionary funding, to help tackle poverty in our district and work towards rebuilding the financial resilience of those who are struggling financially, in line with East Devon’s Poverty Reduction Strategy.

Further details on the cost of living in Devon and help available can be found at Help with the cost of living in Devon - Devon County Council or Financial Support and Advice - East Devon

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