Surviving Winter Fuel Fund
Local charities and community organisations have a special role in reaching some of the most vulnerable people in our communities, developing trusted relationships and implementing practical support programmes that work.
Funds raised from this campaign will:
Enable charitable organisations to hold a pot of funds to distribute small grants to vulnerable and low income individuals who struggle to heat their home and maintain a reasonable quality of life during the winter months
Organisations in Cornwall can apply for between £200 and £1,000 to distribute depending on their capacity
From these funds usually £30 to a maximum of £100 can be made available to individuals
Examples of grants that can be made, may include a purchase of a warm meal, payments towards additional transport costs over the winter, costs towards heating/fuel including electric key meter top-ups and much more.
Support charitable organisations running additional activities over the winter months
These grants are for additional work over and above normal activities and must be in response to the impact of the cold weather on your members or beneficiaries. Please download the Cold Weather Planning Tool to help you respond to your beneficiaries needs during the winter months.
Grants range from £250 - £1,000 higher awards can be considered at the panel's discretion
How can you respond to your beneficiaries needs during the winter months?
This list is not exhaustive, but actions might include:
Increase your regular activities
Increase your transport costs (e.g. provide taxis to ensure people can reach your services)
Targeted visits during extended cold weather (befriending service)
Check beneficiaries have enough food and are warm enough
Provide warm meals (e.g. Meals on wheels service or provide hot meals at your activities)
Advise carers of potential impacts of cold weather (workshops)
All grant funding must be spent during the winter months and no later than the 31st March 2018.
Last year’s Surviving Winter Appeal enabled CCF to award more than £13,000 in grants to 11 community groups. More than 630 people in Cornwall benefited from the appeal.
Concern Wadebridge, for example, received funding towards providing a daily kitchen, providing light warm snacks for elderly and vulnerable people during the winter months. Manager, Andy Lyle, said, “For some who use the centre it is the only warm meal they will have that day.”
Grants Manager Kirsty Philpott says, “It’s the generous support of our Friends and the general public that means we can help improve the health and wellbeing of Cornish people struggling this winter. Every year we are struck by the high level of need and every pound donated makes a difference.”
Applications will be processed and decisions will be made within 7 working days of receiving your application.
Please follow the relevant links below.
Organisations applying for additional activities over the winter months:
Organisations applying to distribute funds to vulnerable people over the winter months: