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Exeter Household Support Fund

We are receiving high numbers of requests at the moment and are working hard to get the support to everyone who needs it as quickly as possible. If you receive an email receipt after you complete the form, you can be assured that we have received your request and will contact you as soon as we can. There is no need to call to check on progress unless you haven’t heard from us within 2 weeks of making your claim.

We are providing help for households struggling with the costs of essentials this winter.

The Exeter Household Support Fund is open until the end of March 2022, funded by the Department for Work and Pensions through Devon County Council.

If you are finding it hard to afford food or energy costs or any other essential expenses we want to hear from you. You can apply whether or not you receive any welfare benefits. You just need to be over 16, living in Exeter and struggling to meet your essential costs.

The priority for the fund is to make sure you have enough food and fuel, but we can also look at other essential expenses. Some of the things we can help with include:

  • Buying food for you and your family
  • Paying your energy bills or topping up your meter
  • Paying your water bill
  • Warm clothing or blankets
  • Essential repairs or replacement of electrical appliances or heating equipment.

We can also help if you are struggling to afford essentials because of rent, mortgage or Council Tax payments including arrears.

To apply for help please complete the simple online form by clicking on the Start button at the bottom of this page. 

If you are unable to use the online form, you can call us on 01392 265440 and an advisor will go through the form with you over the phone.

Start the journey


More info about the journey

You'll need tell us a bit about your situation and what help you need.

Our team will contact you to discuss what options are available to support you.

When this content has been updated

Last updated 24 November 2021