Financial hardship may be facing many residents in Teignbridge as a result of COVID-19.
To tackle this problem, we launched jointly with Devon County Council a Covid-19 Hardship Fund designed to support local people in financial difficulties with funds to cover basic costs.
This may be as a result of:
Support from the Hardship Fund will only be given if no alternative source of funding is available and the Fund will make payments directly to creditors. Payments will normally be up to £200 other than in exceptional circumstances.
The Hardship Fund will support individuals or households but not businesses which are entitled to apply for support from other schemes. To qualify an individual must be:
Examples of payments that can be made are:
More details are on our website at https://www.teignbridge.gov.uk/covid19hardshipfund where applications should be made.
Households without internet access can call us on 01626 215 512.
Applicants can expect a response within 7 days.