West Devon Borough Council, in association with Devon County Council launched a Local Support Fund to support those whose financial situation has been affected by the current pandemic and are now out of cash for basic essentials for their household.
The COVID-19 Welfare Support Fund can provide small emergency payments of up to £50 to help with basic essentials, essential travel costs, food support and gas and/or electricity meter top ups. You may be eligible if you are:
Prior to any award being made you may be required to engage with financial advice and/or and income and expenditure analysis.
Payments will not be made to meet the cost of utility bills, moving costs or rent contributions. If you would like information and assistance relating to managing bills, debts, moving costs, rent payments etc please contact the housing advice team who will be able to discuss your options with you.
Before you start completing the form, please make sure you have the following information available:
We will aim to consider applications received before 2.00 p.m. Monday to Friday the same day. Applications received after 2.00 p.m. will be considered the following day.
If you need to speak to someone before completing your application, please call us on 01803 861407.
Please use the button below to begin the application process. It should take no longer than fifteen minutes to complete.