Torridge Household Fund

Encompass deliver the household fund on behalf of Torridge District Council.  The fund is aimed at supporting households in the most need with food, energy, and water bills.  

Want to apply? Please fill out our Torridge Household Fund Application form online.

Eligible applications include:

  • Food. The Fund is primarily used to provide support with food whether ‘in kind’ or through vouchers.
  • Energy and water. The Fund can be used to support with energy bills for any form of fuel that is used for the purpose of domestic heating, cooking, or lighting, including oil or portable gas cylinders. It can also be used to support with water bills including for drinking, washing, cooking, and sanitary purposes and sewerage.
  • Essentials linked to energy and water. The Fund can be used to provide support with essentials linked to energy and water (including sanitary products, warm clothing, soap, blankets, boiler service/repair, purchase of equipment including fridges, freezers, ovens, etc.), in recognition that a range of costs may arise which directly affect a household’s ability to afford or access food, energy and water
  • Wider essentials. The Fund can be used to support with wider essential needs not linked to energy and water should Torridge consider this appropriate. These may include, but are not limited to, support with other bills including broadband or phone bills, clothing, and essential transport-related costs such as repairing a car, buying a bicycle, or paying for fuel.

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