Food, Fuel & More

Coming November 2023

The large grants funding stream of this programme is now closed. However, the small grants funding stream remains open for applications until 1st February 2024.

DCF are pleased to be working with Devon County Council once again to provide Food, Fuel and More grants to organisations working with vulnerable households and people most in need of support over the winter.

Grants are available for formal and informal community groups working with households who find it difficult to access support elsewhere. Funding is aimed at alleviating immediate needs and helping those who are struggling to afford food, energy and water bills and other related essentials.  


This is a targeted programme acknowledging that some members of our community are under-served by other support programmes and are therefore likely to be impacted more severely by the cost of living crisis. We are therefore only accepting applications from organisations and groups whose work supports: 
  • Asian, Black and other ethnic minority communities who are not accessing support through other channels and / or  
  • Traveller, Gypsy and Roma communities and / or  
  • Homeless people and those in temporary or insecure housing and / or  
  • Households with disabled residents, or those suffering ill-health which has a direct impact on household income and an ability to meet food and energy bills

The geographic area of support is the Devon County Council administered areas of Devon. Therefore, beneficiaries should be resident in these areas. Unfortunately, groups working with beneficiaries who are resident in Plymouth and Torbay will not be eligible for this grant scheme  

Online Q&A

We will be hosting an online Q&A where you can chat with our Grant Managers and ask them any questions about the scheme, they will also help give you guidance on applying.

Where: Online

Date: 8th November 2023

Time: 1.30pm – 2.30pm

1:1 Surgeries

We are offering 1:1 surgeries to any organisation wanting to talk more about applying for a Food, Fuel and More grant.

These will be available from November to January.

Please email us with any questions or to book an appointment.

There are two funding streams available

Small Grants
  • Grants of between £1,000 – £2,000 are available to small, formal and informal community groups 
  • Grant applications can be submitted at any time from 1st November 2023 – 1st February 2024 
  • Grants will be allocated on a rolling basis 
Large Grants
  • Grants of between £2,000 – £25,000 are available to eligible groups and organisations  
  • Grant applications can be submitted between 1st – 29th November 2023 
  • Successful applicants will be notified by 22nd December 2023 

Grant awards must be committed no later than 31st March 2024 and fully spent no later than 30th April 2024, reflecting the urgency of the support this funding aims to provide. In recognition of the ongoing need to support vulnerable households through the cost of living crisis we will enable groups to claim retrospective funding for essential items which alleviate immediate needs and help those who are struggling. Please see the guidance notes below for more information. 

How do I apply?

Everything you need to know about applying for a Food, Fuel and More grant can be found by reading the FAQ’s and Guidance Notes below. 

We also request that you read and understand our Terms & Conditions before making any application to us. 

Funding for this scheme is made possible via the Household Support Fund,

managed by Devon County Council on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions. 

Grantee Stories

The Filipino Community Association

The Filipino Community Association received £5,100 through the Food, Fuel and More grant scheme to support members of the Filipino community in Exeter.


MoorVision received a grant of £5,500 through the Fuel, Food & More grant scheme to support families of children and young people with vision impairment.

Food, Fuel & More - The Filipino Community Association Devon County Council Logo
Food, Fuel & More - The Filipino Community Association Devon Community Foundation Logo