Cornwall Community Foundation launches Surviving Winter campaign 2022

We are appealing to anyone who receives the Winter Fuel Payment but does not need some or all of it, to donate their payment to our Surviving Winter 2022 campaign. Donations are also very welcome from people who do not receive the Winter Fuel allowance but wish to support the campaign.

It is a sad reality that due to the cost of living crisis many vulnerable people and families are facing one of their bleakest and most challenging winters. People who were already struggling to make ends meet are facing a perfect storm of rising energy, food, and housing costs. Surviving Winter is a really effective way to help this winter. Money raised from the appeal is awarded to carefully assessed, grassroots Cornish organisations who are working with individuals struggling to survive.

Last winter, the Surviving Winter fund awarded 54 grants to 42 community groups totalling nearly £80,000. With thanks to the partnership with Cornwall Council’s Household Support Grant Scheme and the generous donations from CCF supporters, last year the Surviving Winter fund was able to support 1,114 households with their food costs and 1,683 households with their energy bills. The total number of households supported across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly last year neared 4,000 but we know that this year, the need will be even greater.

Tamas Haydu, CEO at CCF said, “This year it would not be an exaggeration to say that our Surviving Winter campaign has never been needed more. Without help, many vulnerable households will be having to make the impossible decision of whether to eat or heat their homes. Money raised from the appeal will be awarded to organisations helping individuals struggling in their communities.”

To donate your winter fuel allowance to the Surviving Winter campaign or, if you do not receive the allowance and would still like to donate, please click here.