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10 May 2024

Latest News from West Devon Borough Council

Household Support Fund

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If you’re struggling with day to day living costs such as food, energy costs or essential household items, help is at hand for eligible residents from West Devon Borough Council’s Household Support Fund.

New funds totalling £108,735 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 our support directory.

Free decarbonisation support for businesses


We're supporting local businesses and helping them to become more energy efficient through a new decarbonisation scheme.

As part of our efforts to support both the economy and natural environment, we're providing funding for a specialist consultancy for businesses, being run by Libraries Unlimited.

The funding is being provided through West Devon Borough Council’s £60,000 share of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. Those who take part can also apply for Rural England Prosperity Fund decarbonisation grants, which could help to pay for implementing one or more of the measures highlighted in their decarbonisation plans.

Businesses can sign up for the project by registering an interest online by clicking here.

Find out more on our website or by watching our YouTube video.

Doing some gardening this weekend?

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The weather forecast is looking good for this weekend... so it's going to be a time for barbecues and gatherings out in the garden!

If you're going to be out mowing the lawn, tidying up your flower beds or pruning your hedges, you can sign up for the West Devon Garden Waste Service.

A fee of £55 covers fortnightly garden waste collections until 31 March 2025.

You can sign up and find out more on our website.

If you sign up, please make sure that your garden waste sacks are put out for us to collect by 7:30 a.m. on your normal collection day.

Happy gardening!

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