Hardship Support Grant funded by Devon County Council

Local support fund for people in financial difficulties

A Hardship Support Grant funded by Devon County Council will address economic vulnerability and financial hardship and help rebuild financial resilience. An applicant will need to meet eligibility criteria, as well as a telephone interview to discuss their needs. Details of the grant:
https://eastdevon.gov.uk/news/2020/05/local-support-fund-for-people-in-f...
Applications for the fund can be made on-line at:
https://eastdevon.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/benefits-and-council-tax/r...

So far, the following categories have been identified as being eligible:
Self-employed people who are not able to trade, in the interim until their tax-based grants are paid from June 2020.
Self Employed people who started business recently and are not eligible for a grant.
Employees whose employment has been terminated or those still in work but on short time, and where Universal Credit is not yet in payment.
Employees laid off, but not eligible for furlough.
Employees who are sick and either not eligible for Statutory Sick Pay, or where Statutory Sick Pay represents a significant drop in income.
People who are isolated and unable to source supplies and are not served by local voluntary help or by shielding.
Older people who are struggling because of increased vulnerability (carers and family cannot visit etc), and again are not served by local voluntary help.
People with little or no access to disposable income.

If you or you know someone who you feel may benefit from the fund please ask them to complete an application on-line. To speak to someone about this please telephone 01395 516551. Alternatively please send details including their phone number and email address to hardship@eastdevon.gov.uk.