Surviving Winter Campaign

Surviving Winter Campaign

Each year the Surviving Winter Campaign raises money to help older and vulnerable people stay warm and well in the UK’s coldest months. Since November 2011, Community Foundations across the country have successfully raised £5.5 million and helped over 80,000 people survive winter.

It is estimated that every winter over 2 million households live in fuel poverty in England alone and as fuel prices continue to rise, more vulnerable people suffer. In the winter of 2015-16 the Office for National Statistics estimate that there were 24,300 excess deaths as a result of the cold winter.

The Campaign began as a vehicle for generous pensioners to ‘recycle’ their Winter Fuel payments and has now developed into a fund for anyone who wants to help support vulnerable people survive the winter.

Community and voluntary groups located in County Durham and Darlington that have been in existence for at least two years, and have experience of running programmes for elderly and vulnerable people.

We will fast track applications in order to support those in need at this time and over the coming cold Winter months.

You may apply for a Surviving Winter Campaign grant even if you have another active grant application with County Durham Community Foundation.

This year we have a match opportunity thanks to the Big Give where we will receive a £1 for £1 match on donations made online between 28th November and 5th December 2017. Please visit https://secure.thebiggive.org.uk/projects/view/28967/ or call 0191 378 6340 for more information

Steps to apply for this grant

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Grant Guidelines

Applications can be submitted at any time between November 2017 and end of January 2018. All project activities must be delivered between November 2017 and end of March 2018. The CDCF website will state if the funding is exhausted.

This year we have a match opportunity thanks to the Big Give where we will receive a £1 for £1 match on donations made online between 28th November and 5th December 2017. Please visit https://secure.thebiggive.org.uk/projects/view/28967/ or call 0191 378 6340 for more information