Help for people who need cash for basic essentials during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

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 to help with basic essentials including: household essentials such as sanitary products or nappies or electricity key and gas card top ups, etc. to help people in financial difficulties.  The fund is not available for the purchase of food where a food parcel is available. The fund is available if:

  • They run their own business, and cannot currently trade, or their business has been drastically reduced because of the pandemic.
  • Their employment situation has changed and their income now no longer covers needs.
  • They have lost their job due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
  • They have still not received expected government funding (i.e self-employed).

If you are a resident and have been affected financially by coronavirus (COVID-19), and can demonstrate a need for immediate short-term financial help, you can apply for a grant by clicking the button below and your application will be considered.  

Please be aware that repeat applications will not be considered other than in exceptional circumstances. 

How can I apply?

Before you start completing the form, please make sure you have the following information available:

  • Details of bank/savings accounts and any balances on those accounts
  • Copies of your most recent bank statement to upload to us

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.

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