Household Support Fund
Household Support Fund April 2022 – September 2022
The Government has made more money available to local councils to provide further funding for households who might be struggling most with the increase in the cost of living.
This Household Support Fund is a separate initiative to the Council Tax Energy Rebate scheme we are also operating.
The initial round of funding will provide:
- A one off payment of £90 to all householders in Devon (except Plymouth and Torbay) of state pensionable age and receive council tax support. Qualifying date of 6 June 2022 applies.
The one-off payment of £90 will be in the form of a post office voucher which can be exchanged for cash. All Devon district councils are administering the fund in the same way.
We will be writing to all eligible households during the week beginning 20 June, to explain the scheme in detail. The Post Office will then send a letter with a voucher on our behalf, during July. All customers have six weeks from receiving the voucher to redeem.
There is no application process for this scheme, we will be directly contacting everyone who is eligible. You do not need to contact us to receive this voucher, and you will not be asked for any personal or financial details.
Once this group has received their payment, we will be allocated a further amount of funding to support working age households who claim an element of council tax reduction. We will update this webpage once we have more details on this section of the fund.
Devon County Council are also running additional initiatives to help with the cost of living.
Household Support Fund October 2022 – March 2023
Following the Government’s recent announcement, a third Household Support Fund will also be made available between the period of October 2022 and March 2023. We will update this webpage once we have more details on this fund.