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Household Support Fund

The Government allocated more funding to local councils to help those households struggling most with the increase in the cost of living.

Mid Devon District Council will be using its Household Support Fund allocation in the following ways:

Direct Award

We will contact those care leavers (who are liable for Council Tax) who will be allocated vouchers for food and energy. Letters will be sent to those who are eligible.


The scheme will run from the 1 May 2024 to the 30 September 2024.

Vouchers will be awarded for food and energy costs only. The amount awarded will depend on the applicant’s circumstances and level of assistance needed.

Please read the guidance on the application form carefully to avoid delays in processing your application.

Apply for the household support fund. (available from 1 May 2024)

Only one application per household will be considered for each of the schemes. Priority will be given to those households in the most need.

If you need food urgently please contact your local food bank

CHAT (Tiverton area): Opening Hours 9.30-12.00pm weekdays, or call 01884 255 606, 9.30-4.30pm weekdays (leave a message if not answered) or email:

CREDITON Food Bank: Opening Hours 9.30-12.30pm Tuesdays and Fridays or call 07740 202721 weekdays, 9-4pm or email:

CULLOMPTON Food Bank: Opening Hours 9.30-11.30 am Fridays or call 01884 33249 weekdays, 9-3pm or email:

LAPFORD Food Bank: Opening Hours 10-2pm Tuesdays and Fridays or call 01363 83788 and leave a message or email:

Local Community Larders are stocked with free food for people in the community. Food which would otherwise have been thrown away is collected from supermarkets in the area:

TIVERTON Re-Rooted Community Fridge and Freezer at Tiverton Library: Open for 2 hours a day on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Please call 01884 244644 or visit their Facebook Page for more details.

BRADNINCH Community Food Shed: Call 01392 881 190 or email:

UFFCULME Community Fridge: Opening Hours 9.30-11 am every weekday (closed on weekends). Call 07412 610 502 or email

Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme

Have you heard of the Devon Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme?

The aim of the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme is to support children to eat more healthily, be more active over the school holidays and have a greater knowledge of health and nutrition as well as be more engaged with school and other local services.

Devon County Council are working with sixty nine providers across Devon to offer fully funded places on HAF approved Holidays Schemes.

*Please note to access the programme children must be eligible for benefit related free school meals.*

To find out what is happening in your area please check out:

Pre-Payment Meter Fuel Voucher Scheme (CAB)

Citizens Advice QR codeIf you have prepayment meters and can't afford to top them up, we can help. We may be able to give you fuel vouchers, and our
specialist energy team can help you find ways to save money on your household bills.

Call 01237 879 233, email or scan the QR code to request a call back.

Mid Devon Energy Partnership

CHAT - Mid Devon Energy Partnership.

See how to get help with:

• Energy and money saving tips and advice
• Free installation of energy saving measures
• Grants for insulation/heating
• Access to a hardship fund
• Further help with housing, debt and money concerns

Warm Home Discount Scheme

Warm Home Discount Scheme

Check if you're eligible for warm home discount

Energy Saving Advice

Energy saving advice

Additional support with energy costs


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