Surviving Winter Grants

Every year we distribute grants to vulnerable people through the Surviving Winter grant scheme – the money comes from older people donation back their winter fuel allowance, so the money gets recycled to help people in need.

Don’t suffer in a cold home

The scheme is managed by the Somerset Community Foundation – more information can be found here.

Our Village Agents are one of the ways people can access the grant to improve their home.

Keep warm and well in the winter!

Being in a cold home can seriously affect your health and our Village Agents can help as distributors of the Somerset Community Foundation Surviving Winter Grant. No one should have to choose between food or heating their home.

Help is at hand! The grant can be used for:

  • 🔥 Fuel costs/heating
  • 🏡 Improving heat retention: curtains, carpets, drafts
  • 🍳 Cooking facilities – making sure you can cook hot food, or we can provide hot meals if you cannot cook for yourself
  • 🧥👢 Warm clothes, waterproof shoes

Click here to request help Click here to donate to the Surviving Winter Scheme