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The winter months can be a challenging time for many people.  The impact of bad weather is often worse for the most vulnerable people in our communities. The aim of the Winter Warmth Fund is to reduce the impact of cold weather on those who are vulnerable and help people have a better winter.

The Winter Warmth Fund provides grants of up to £1,000 for groups who are reaching out to those hit hardest by the winter and are changing things for the better.

Who can apply?

There are no limits to the size of organisation that can apply, however priority will go to those organisations that can evidence that they can deliver significant impact locally.

The Winter Warmth Fund provides grants for projects that:

  • Help people of all ages to be healthy, warm and safe
  • To provide food and clothing to people in need
  • Run activities that reduce social isolation-
  • Provide opportunities for communities to come together and support one another.

When to apply

Applications can be submitted at any time from December 2019 onwards. All project activities must be delivered by the end of April 2020. The CDCF website will state if the funding is exhausted.

Before applying please read the Winter Warmth guidelines as well as our general grant making criteria.  Click here to check that your organisation and activity or project for which you are seeking funding meets our general grant making criteria.