As fuel, energy and food costs continue to rise, many are facing a tough winter.

We’re raising funds for those most in need, helping vulnerable households to stay warm, and community warm spaces. Since 2021 we have given over 250 warm home awards, more than £80,000.

The current crisis impacts everyone but lower income households are hit hardest. In Herefordshire 17% of households are already considered fuel poor, this is likely to rise to a nearly 30% this winter.

How can you help?

  • Donate your winter fuel allowance.
  • Donate your £400 energy rebate. You could do it over six months to match the monthly amount, £66/month. Or just a percentage of that?
  • Or just whatever you feel you can afford or spare.



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Donation Total: £25.00 for six

Mr X was really blown away by the support. He emailed to say how it feels a weight that has been hanging over him, has been lifted since receiving his fuel grant. I saw his neighbour who picks up his food for him and he says he looks ten years younger because of the easing of stress by the grant. Much appreciated for all you are doing.

Leominster Foodbank

Just want to say a big thank you on behalf of everyone you’ve awarded the grants to, they are going to make such a huge difference to these people.

The Cart Shed

A single mum of three children, one of whom is receiving treatment for cancer. Mother was unable to work due to needs of the children. She had been struggling financially and anxious about meeting the cost of her bills. She had recently received a bailiff’s notice regarding payment arrears. She was enormously grateful to receive a fuel grant and said it would help reduce her stress. 

Young Lives vs Cancer

Miss X had suffered a breakdown and was living in a property that was damp. She was struggling financially and suffering anxiety to the extent she felt she couldn’t cope with anything. Previously, she was not using the heating and only strip washing in cold water.

She said the fuel grant (for wood and electricity) had lifted her out of a black hole. She now had logs to keep warm during the coming colder months and felt able to put the immersion on once a week for a wash and washing up.

With the help of a support worker, she was now feeling more able to deal with things. She was enormously grateful for the grant.

The Cart Shed