Surviving Winter is a campaign which matches people who care with organisations supporting older people and families suffering from food and fuel poverty this winter.
There are 386,000 households in Wales living in fuel poverty. Last year there were 1,900 unnecessary winter deaths in Wales, and in the past 12 months food banks have seen the need for their services more than double. These shocking statistics demonstrate the extent of fuel and food poverty in Wales.
The Surviving Winter Fund is made up of multiple, small donations by people who have given online to help meet these needs. Over £16,000 has been raised in the last two years, and a range of small grants have been awarded to make a real and immediate difference to families and older people suffering food and fuel poverty.
Groups are invited to apply for grants of up to £1,000 to support the cost of:
- items essential to alleviating the suffering of food and fuel poverty (e.g. food parcels, blankets, hot water bottles, thermals)
- activities to alleviate the suffering of food and fuel poverty (e.g. soup kitchens, community luncheon club
Please contact the Foundation for further information.
(Source: Community Foundation in Wales)