Surviving Winter

Surviving Winter

Surviving Winter

County Durham Community Foundation has run the Surviving Winter Campaign since 2011, raising around £55,000 to date to help older and vulnerable people get through the winter months

The appeal asks that those who don’t need their Winter Fuel Payment to donate it to those who really do, but now the appeal is open to everyone who cares about helping elderly, vulnerable adults who face isolation and hardship

Donations benefit groups running activities for elderly people such as luncheon clubs, but also vulnerable individuals providing winter relief packs and other items to assist those in desperate need.

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. 

What is fuel poverty?

  • A household is considered to be fuel poor if: they have required fuel costs that are above average (the national median level); and, were they to spend that amount, they would be left with a residual income below the official poverty line
  • Multi-person households are the most severely impacted by fuel poverty followed by couples with dependent children
  • Households in the North East have a higher than average proportion of households in fuel poverty

You can donate to the Appeal by cheque, online or BACS:

Download the Surviving Winter form here

Cheque: send cheques payable to County Durham Community Foundation marked on the reverse with ‘Surviving Winter’.

Online: via our The Big Give website 

BACS: If you wish to pay by BACS or Bank Transfer: NatWest Bank, Durham Branch
Account No: 23670894 Sort Code: 52-30-44 Referencing ‘Surviving Winter’