Project information

Surviving Winter - Northamptonshire

The Surviving Winter appeal aims to save lives and help isolated and vulnerable elderly people.
The winter can be one of the hardest seasons to get through for the most vulnerable in our community due to isolation and cold. Every penny raised will be passed to those in greatest need.

October 2016 - February 2017

Charity information: Northamptonshire Community Foundation

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  • Need

    Need

    362 vulnerable older people aged over 65 died in Northamptonshire last winter from causes directly linked to the cold and poor living conditions. These are significant numbers of people, and these are deaths that could have been prevented.It is shocking, in the 21st century, that so many people in our society struggle to stay warm and healthy during the coldest weather.

    Solution

    We aim to work to reduce the number of older vulnerable people in Northamptonshire who die from the cold and poor living conditions to 0. Thanks to the work of Surviving Winter Northamptonshire, the number of excess winter deaths has been reduced from 362 to 325 in recent years.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To keep elderly people warm and well during the winter months

    Activities

    » We will find local community groups who work with elderly people to provide grants for heating and support to make their homes more energy efficient

    An impact report evidencing how many people have been helped will be available at the end of the campaign.


    Aim 2

    To reduce social isolation in Northamptonshire

    Activities

    » We will provide funding to community groups to help them organise social events for the elderly.

    An impact report evidencing how many people have been helped will be available at the end of the campaign.


  • Impact

    Impact

    The project will reduce fuel poverty and social isolation in Northamptonshire. This will be demonstrated through the work we will do with our partners throughout the campaign.
    A detailed impact report highlighting the successes of the campaign will be available from March 2017.

    Risk

    The biggest risk is the weather. If we have a mild winter it can effect how much people give to the campaign.

    At the event of a mild winter, the campaign will focus more on social isolation and will encourage donors to give to community projects rather than warm and well projects.

    Reporting

    We will provide an impact report listing the successes of the campaign during spring 2017.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £750

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      Amount Heading Description
      £500 launch event Philanthropy Q&A themed on fuel poverty and social isolation
      £250 admin Campaign literature, advertisement and letters to key donors asking for support
  • Background

    Location

    The campaign takes place across Northamptonshire.

    362 vulnerable older people aged over 65 died in Northamptonshire last winter from causes directly linked to the cold and poor living conditions. These are significant numbers of people, and these are deaths that could have been prevented.

    We will work with local community groups working with the elderly to provide them with the support they need to reduce fuel poverty and social isolation.

    Beneficiaries

    Elderly and vulnerable people across Northamptonshire.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    As a grant giving charity we can ensure that all donations are spent on the groups that are tackling these hard hitting issues.

    We have the research and local knowledge to ensure that the most in need will be reached.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Naomi Butters

    Naomi's role will be to generate income for the campaign.

    Rachel McGrath

    Rachel will be responsible for assessing applications made to the Foundation and then awarding grants to groups working with the elderly.

    Anthony Brinklow

    Anthony will be assisting Rachel with grant applications.

    Lucy Davies

    Lucy will be providing the marketing and PR for the campaign.