Eccleshall Parish Council are very aware that, due to the effects of the Covid-19 virus pandemic, some people may be finding life very difficult. The Parish Council have set up a fund to help anyone in need of help by offering £50 vouchers, in the form of stamps, that can be spent at the Co-op in Eccleshall. This is intended to release money to pay necessary domestic bills.

This scheme is in addition to other sources of financial support being offered by other organisations.

Please do apply if you feel you need this ‘Helping Hand. Your application will be completely confidential and handled in accordance with Data Protection regulations.

To apply, please complete the simple application form, available below:

Helping Hand Application Form –  editable Word version

Helping Hand Application – PDF version

Once completed, the application form can be emailed, along with the required supporting information, to

If you have problems downloading the form, or require a form to be posted to you, please contact the Clerk at the above email address, or call 01785 282296.

Data Processing

Your information will be processed in accordance with Data Protection Regulations. Please click here for a copy of the policy relating to this scheme.


You will be asked to provide supporting evidence to determine eligibility. Examples of eligibility include waiting to receive Universal Credit, waiting for or receiving New Style Jobseekers Allowance, Pension Credit or in receipt of free school meals (beyond the age where all are eligible, which is currently up to and including Year two). You may have other situations that make you eligible, please state this on the form and supply evidence so that this can be considered.

You must be a resident of Eccleshall Parish.

Only one application per household.