2017/18 Surviving Winter Appeal supports 18 projects with grants totalling £19,000

The generosity of CCF’s Friends and supporters this winter enabled us to  allocate more than £19,000 to 18 community groups who are on the front-line of identifying and supporting those most at risk from the effects of winter.

The groups that benefited from the fund are the Anchorage Trust, Wadebridge Foodbank, Whole Again Communities, Cornwall Rural Community Charity, St Austell Community Kitchen, Wild Young Parents Project, Volunteer Cornwall, Inclusion Cornwall, Cornwall Refuge Trust, EFGI Cornwall Aid Centre, Penwith Over 50s, Penryn and Falmouth Foodbank, Urban Diversity,  Pengarth Day Centre, Merlin Project, Drop In and Share Centre, Newquay,  Urban Diversity CIC and the Oasis Centre.

EFGI Cornwall Aid Centre received £1,500 from the fund. Project Manager, Lorraine Carlin commented, “We purchased single and double duvets and blankets to give families for their children, homeless, lone parents, bringing relief, comfort and warmth in Redruth/Pool/Camborne. This grant made a great difference in the lives of 68 households/street people.”

Inclusion Cornwall, a partnership of organisations and services committed to working the disadvantaged, provide essential financial support for people signposted to them who are in fuel poverty.  They were awarded £3,500 from the Surviving Winter appeal to support 60 clients. One grateful  grant recipient says, “My wife is paraplegic and it was very difficult with no hot water or heating. After help we were very grateful as my wife bathes every day as I do.”

Penryn and Falmouth Foodbank received £1,000 to distribute to their clients who require additional support over the winter months. Part of the Trussell Trust network, the Foodbank provided emergency food and services to more than 1,000 people in 2018.

Jeremy Ward, CCF Development Director, comments, “Surviving Winter is a great programme. Our feedback and figures show that relatively small amounts of grant targeted to key community organisations helps so many people, reaching out into the community to those who really do need it most. It is only the continuing generosity of our Friends and supporters that make this possible.”