hardship fund

More hardship cash for struggling Devon residents

More hardship cash for struggling Devon residents

A new hardship fund is being set up for local people struggling with their finances as a result of the pandemic.

Devon County Council is allocating £600,000 in its budget for 2021/22 to support people who need short-term emergency assistance.

This is on top of the £1 million that was made available in the current financial year.

The new cash will be split across...

Graduate who beat brain cancer sets up hardship fund

A brave graduate who overcame a brain tumour while studying for her degree has set up a hardship fund for use in emergency situations where a student suddenly falls ill.

April Watkins, 22, graduated from Plymouth University last week with a 2:1 in Sociology after she was forced to miss most of her first year as she battled the life-threatening condition.

April needed an...