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Surviving Winter


We are calling on anyone who receives the Winter Fuel Payment but does not need some or all of it, to donate it to us and help people stay warm and well this winter.

19,1% of households in Cornwall are in fuel poverty (23% in the Isles of Scilly), rising to 40% in parts of the Duchy. This winter-centric issue causes serious health problems including heart attacks and strokes, about 300 people die unnecessarily each year in Cornwall from the cold. Poor health from a lack of warmth affects another 50,000 people.

The Surviving Winter Appeal is country wide initiative run by community foundations like ourselves in each county. Since the launch in 2011 a total of £4.7 million raised helping 65,000 older people.

Donations can be made in the following ways:

For further information, contact a member of staff on 01566 779333 or office@cornwallfoundation.com

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Dame Helen Mirren is a supporter of the campaign (picture credit: Giles Keyte)

Funds raised will be used to:

Any monies unspent at the end of this year’s appeal will be rolled over to help people in future years or address underlying causes of fuel poverty.

Apply for support:

Please click on the following link to find out the criteria and how to apply Surviving Winter grants.