Surviving Winter Fund

Launched in 2011, this Fund is now needed more than ever.

About the Surviving Winter Fund

The application window is October 2024 to March 2025, when applications will be considered on an ongoing, rolling basis.

The Fund is designed to help vulnerable households cope with the rising cost of living through fuel grants and to help community spaces stay warm and welcoming.

A note on applications

For warmer spaces: Grant applications will be accepted directly from community ‘warm spaces’. Priority will be given to projects supporting people experiencing homelessness, older people, disabled people and young families in need, as well as those providing meals to those suffering hardship. The average grant award is £1,000. The application window for this fund is October 2024 to 2025.

For individual households: Applications will need to be made by a referral organisation or care professional with first-hand knowledge of who is most in need – for example, Citizens Advice Bureau, local food bank, social worker, debt advisor or employment coach. Priority will be given to those who are vulnerable, disabled, supporting young children or suffering with long-term illness and conditions. Grants awarded are no greater than £250. The application window for this fund is October 2024 to 2025.

Apply for community grant

Community projects can apply direct here

Apply for household grant

Grants to individuals/grants must be made via a referral organisation