Surviving Winter – people across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly need your help

We are appealing to anyone who receives the Winter Fuel Payment or will receive the new Pensioner Cost of Living Payment, but does not need some or all of it, to donate the payment to the CCF Surviving Winter appeal. Donations are also invited from people who do not receive either of these allowances but still wish to support the campaign.

The aim is to help people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly stay warm and well this winter. The campaign, associated with the UK-wide Surviving Winter appeal, is encouraging individuals to raise funds to help elderly and vulnerable residents across the county who are suffering throughout the winter due to high energy prices, lack of access to hot food and energy efficiency issues.

Last winter, the Surviving Winter fund awarded 52 grants totaling £198,130 helping an estimated 7,000 people suffering fuel poverty or severe hardship associated with their living conditions.

‘The high utility bills combined with the increasing cost of everything in our daily lives has affected most of the people we meet coming through the Hub at WAC.  We listen to people explaining that the pressure of these costs is affecting their mental health day to day with some having to choose between food and warmth.  Many people aren’t using their cookers in order to save money. People complain about the state of their homes, many with old heating systems and how by not using their heating the damp and mould in their houses becomes awful and their health conditions even worse. The long and short of it is that these small grants help so many people in so many ways and have been so gratefully received.’ – Milly Parker – Whole Again Communities

To help us help more people this winter, please:

CLICK HERE to donate online or, send a cheque, payable to The Cornwall Community Foundation, in an envelope addressed: Freepost CORNWALL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION. (No stamp or postcode needed).