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Local Household Support Fund will target those most in need in Exeter

Published: 30 November 2022

Local Household Support Fund will target those most in need in Exeter Household Support Fund

Councillors have agreed how to distribute the latest Local Household Support Fund which will support low income residents struggling with the cost of living this winter.

Exeter City Council has been allocated £337,853 by Devon County Council and the fund is to be spent in line with Department for Work and Pensions guidance on supporting households most in need.

Executive backed the proposed scheme which will see the majority of the funding targeted as one-off grants to households receiving council tax support, with one or more of the following priority characteristics:

  • Disabled child - £100
  • Carer - £100
  • Non dependant deduction - £150
  • In work - £150
  • Large family three or more children - £100 or four or more children £150.

Household awards will range between £100 and £650 based on the components above, and eligibility will be based on the household position on 14 December 2022.

Awards will be paid as a cash voucher posted to the recipient’s claim address for redemption at a Post Office branch.

The vouchers will be sent in January 2023, which is intended to help households who may be struggling with their budgets at a time when fuel costs are likely to be at their highest.

Cllr Barbara Denning, Lead Councillor for Council Housing Development and Support Services, said: “Exeter City Council felt it important that the Household Support Fund reached as many households in Exeter that need a helping hand with the cost of living crisis.

“It will help towards paying higher bills during the winter months. As they say, every little helps and the fund will certainly be a help for the households that receive it.”

Derail of the proposed scheme will be discussed at Council on December 13.

For details of community support, and for more information about the support schemes administered by the City Council, visit our

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