Funded by UK Government



The Household Support Fund is funding made available by the Department for Work and Pensions and is available from 01 April 2024 to 30 September 2024. It is designed to provide rapid short-term financial support to address economic vulnerability and financial hardship.

The fund can be used for many different things such as help with food and utility costs as well as wider essentials.

We are currently working on the policy and those groups who will receive an allocated payment from the Household Support Fund. We will update this webpage once this has been agreed.

In the meantime, you can still make an application for financial support via our request financial support form.

If you need help to complete the application email 

If you are applying for help 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

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

Data protection

Find out about our Privacy Notices and how we will use information about you.

If you are claiming your allocated payment from the Household Support Fund for the period October 2023 to March 2024 please complete your application using the start button below.