Surviving Winter 2016 Appeal

Donate now to stop unnecessary deaths this winter in Wiltshire & Swindon

Help us to support older, vulnerable and disabled people who struggle to keep their homes warm enough to stay healthy.  

In 2014/15 deaths in the UK caused by factors relating to the cold were at their highest level since 1999.  The majority of people who suffer premature winter-related death are aged over 65 and 75% of these deaths are due to the impact the cold has on respiratory and circulatory conditions.  Hundreds more experience hardship and suffering due to the cold weather, the rising cost of heating and poor housing.  This can be prevented if people can afford to keep themselves and their homes warm.  But 10% of all Wiltshire households, that’s 30,000 people, live in fuel poverty, spending more than 10% of their annual income on heating alone.

‘Surviving Winter’ is a simple and efficient way to alleviate this genuine need in Wiltshire and Swindon. We work with partners Age UK, Aster Living and Citizens Advice who identify those who really need help.  We give grants of £200 directly to those identified and last year we were able to help 130 households.  If you or someone you know would like to apply for a grant please contact one of our partners directly:

Age UK Wiltshire - 01380 735500 or 01722 335425

Aster Living - 01380 735437

Wiltshire Citizens Advice - 03444 111 444  

Swindon Citizens Advice - 0844 499 4114

Farleys Malone Community – 01980 551034

No one should have to make the choice between heating or eating, or suffer ill health due to a cold home.  Help us to close the fuel poverty gap in Wiltshire and Swindon by donating now for those most in need.

Send a cheque payable to:

Wiltshire Community Foundation, Sandcliff House, 21 Northgate Street, Devizes, SN10 1JT

Call us direct on 01380 729284 to pay by credit or debit card