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Household Support Fund

If you’re struggling with day to day living costs such as food, energy costs or essential household items, help is at hand from South Hams District Council’s Household Support Fund.

Published: 27 May 2024

New funds totalling £162,926 are now available for those most in need. With limited finances available, we will prioritise residents with the lowest incomes first.

The scheme offers one-off financial payments, or other support, within a six-month period. This support could be buying food, paying bills or help to buy household goods. We recognise we can’t predict every challenge that residents may face, so we will be accepting applications for other essential types of support which can’t be budgeted for that deliver the aims of this scheme. These items will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applications can be made online until 30 September 2024 at:

To see what other support is available, visit SHDC’s support directory.

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