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Project information

Surviving Winter 2014/15

Each year South Yorkshire Community Foundation launches the Surviving Winter campaign an appeal for donations to help those most vulnerable in the winter months.

November 2014 - March 2015

Charity information: South Yorkshire's Community Foundation

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  • Need


    Fuel poverty is a real issue that affects many older people - please think about giving your winter fuel allowance to Surviving Winter 2013 to ensure those who are less fortunate can stay warm and healthy this winter.

    Over three million people aged 65 and over in the UK are concerned about staying warm in their own home this winter with nearly six million also citing worries about the increasing cost of energy bills. (Age UK)


    Donations are given to those in need to help pay for excess fuel bills, boiler repairs and more to help keep people warm in their homes. Surviving Winter also helps fund food banks to help those unable to feed themselves and their families as they struggle to meet the extra costs the winter brings.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To help as many people as we can in South Yorkshire to keep warm and well fed this winter.


    » We encourage general donations and donations of winter fuel payments from those who do not need them by spreading awareness of the appeal.

    What success will look like

    By showing how much has been donated, how many people have benefited and in what way.

  • Impact


    Surviving Winter aims to bring short term relief to those in often extreme and emergency situations and therefore it is difficult to determine the long term effect that the funding provides.


    There are no risks as this is an annual campaign ran in conjunction with UKCF (UK Community Foundations) and works on a national and local scale in each participating area.


    By providing regular updates on the amount raised. By providing case studies on those who have benefited and overall figures at the end of the appeal to show how many people have been reached over the winter.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £10,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £10,000 Grant Funding To give out to those in need.
  • Background


    The campaign will outreach to all areas of South Yorkshire focusing in Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster and Barnsley.


    The potential beneficiaries of this campaign are those who are eligible for funding due to their age, income etc.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    SYCF has been running this appeal annually since 2011 and since then raised an estimated £25,000 to give out to those in need in South Yorkshire.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Shannon Roberts

    Communications & Marketing Officer Shannon Roberts will raise the profile of the appeal through local media and partner organisations.

    Karen Alsop

    Fund Manager Karen Alsop will manage the donations raised to be given out through partner organisations AGE UK and FARESHARE to those in need.