Donate to the Surviving Winter Fund

Surviving Winter grew from people who wanted to donate their Winter Fuel Allowance to people who struggled to keep warm in winter. From there it has grown to a fund necessary so that people – both the old and the young –  don’t have to choose between feeding their kids/themselves or heating their homes. With the ever increasing cost of living, food and fuel poverty has become a real issue, making winter a truly difficult time.

We accept any donations to the fund, including people passing on some or all of their fuel allowance, and distribute small grants to partner organisations.

Partner organisations then pass this on to people in the best way for them. It might be to buy blankets, hot water bottles, flasks for example,  to supplement fuel payments or to advise on switching energy companies – however they see fit to enable people to stay warm and well.

We ask that the grants benefit as many people as possible.

In the past, we have partnered with local Citizen Advice Bureaus, groups supporting people who are homeless, and voluntary action services.

​How to donate:

Click on the ‘Donate’ button on this page.

​If you wish to donate via cheque to the Surviving Winter Appeal please make cheques payable to Two Ridings Community Foundation and write on the back ‘Surviving Winter.’ Cheques can be returned to the following address:

Two Ridings Community Foundation
Pavilion 2000
Amy Johnson Way
York
YO30 4XT

If you are a UK tax payer donating by cheque, please take the time to download and complete a Gift Aid Form. This means that we increase the value of your donation by 25%, at no extra cost to you.

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