Coronavirus Hardship Fund

A Coronavirus Hardship Fund has been established for anyone currently living on the Isles of Scilly who is suffering financial hardship as a result of the pandemic. Funds for this initiative have been kindly provided by the Duke of Cornwall’s Benevolent Fund, the Edward McDonald Trust, the Richard Addison Charitable Trust, and Cornwall Community Foundation.

If you are struggling to buy food or pay bills, or indeed suffering financial hardship in some other way, please contact one of the Council officers below for a friendly, confidential and unintrusive chat.

  • Matt Davis, Adult Social Care: 01720 424454 / 07810 881381
  • Rachel Guy, Housing: 01720 424441 / 07385 262698
  • Jen Woodcock, Children’s Social Care: 01720 424483 / 07917 198334

Joel Williams, Chair of the Health and Wellbeing Board and Trustee of the Edward McDonald Trust, said: “In these extraordinary times, you may be experiencing financial pressures you hadn’t anticipated. Please don’t feel that you have to deal with these challenges alone. We want to use our funds to help make things a little bit easier. Our team are here to offer practical support in a straightforward, discreet and efficient way.  If you or someone you know could benefit, please do get in touch.”

If you would like to make a financial contribution to the Coronavirus Hardship Fund, you can do so by donating to the Edward McDonald Trust. Please contact Joseph Payne, Clerk to the Edward McDonald Trust, at for further details.

Publishing date: 
Friday, 17 April, 2020