Covid-19 – financial help from West Devon Borough Council for residents who need basic essentials

A Welfare Support Fund has been launched by South Hams District and West Devon Borough Councils, in association with Devon County Council, to support residents whose financial situation has been seriously affected by the current pandemic.

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).

You can see more information and apply online on the WDBC website.

If you need help and don’t have access to a computer, please call West Devon Borough Council from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on 01803 861407.