Somerset Community Foundation

Surviving Winter

Surviving Winter was started by people who wanted to donate their Winter Fuel Payment to help others in Somerset less fortunate than themselves. Grants are distributed to older people in need to help them stay warm, active and healthy.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1094446)

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1 in 8 Somerset households live in fuel poverty; On average, there are 330 winter-related deaths each year in Somerset; 1 in 6 older people in Somerset feel isolated.


A grant from Surviving Winter can help to alleviate some of these problems, while also serving to put isolated people in touch with those that can support them during the year. Grants are often use to help pay utility bills, but they are also used to pay for transport or to attend activities.