Berkshire Community Foundation

Surviving Winter 2017

During the cold winter months many people have to choose between heating their home, putting food on the table or buying their children a suitable winter coat. These incredibly difficult decisions are common for so many people and BCF aims to raise £10k to support people experiencing fuel poverty.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017


Registered Charity in England and Wales (1155173)

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The rising cost of fuel prices has led to an increase in fuel poverty in our local communities. With pensions and wages failing to keep up with rising fuel costs many individuals and families are struggling to make ends meet during the cold winter months. Some pensioners have to make the incredibly difficult decision to heat their homes or put food on the table, while many families have to choose between buying their children a suitable winter coat or heating their homes sufficiently.


BCF provides grants to charities and community groups who are actively supporting people experiencing fuel poverty in our local community. By donating to Surviving Winter and having your donation doubled by the Big Give BCF will ensure that these small, hard to reach organisations, who provide a lifeline to so many people in Berkshire, receive the vital funding they need to support people experiencing this very hidden need that grows year on year.