Household Support Fund No.4
Devon has been allocated a further £10 million (approx.) to support low-income families, called the Household Support Fund. This government-funded scheme runs from April 2023 to March 2024 and is administered by Devon County Council and delivered by Team Devon (district and city councils and other partners). More detail about the scheme and the approach in Devon.
The funding is to support households in most need that are struggling to pay for food, energy, water bills and other related essentials – and specifically, those households that may not be eligible for other support that is already available from the government.
Devon’s district and city councils will plan to continue helping households that are in greatest financial need and struggling to pay for food, energy and other related essentials. They will publicise further details soon, once plans have been finalised:
Further financial support
- In due course, financial support for food and other essentials to eligible low-income households with children and young people will also be made. More information about the early help available will follow shortly.
- Turn2us is a national charity that helps people in financial need gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help.
- The government has published the Help For Households website that gives clear information about the exceptional payments, energy support and existing support schemes available so that you can find out what is available and where you can find help.
- The government MoneyHelper website has guidance and advice on managing your money in uncertain times, along with everything you need to know about the cost of living support package as well as advisors who can support you.
If you are struggling with bills or worried about debt you don’t need to struggle alone. You can get advice from Citizens Advice online, over the phone, or by contacting your local Citizens Advice office.
You may also find these resources useful: