Project information

Surviving Winter in Wales match challenge

We aim to raise funds to help older people survive winter in 2017 across Wales. Each donation received will be match funded by the People's Postcode Lottery and money will be given out to individuals and groups working with vulnerable elderly people.

November 2017 - December 2017

Charity information: The Community Foundation In Wales

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  • Need


    Simply keeping warm in the colder weather can be a challenge for vulnerable and elderly people. Poverty and inadequate housing can lead to health issues, and rises in energy prices means that many people in our communities are struggling to pay their bills and stay warm this winter. A staggering 386,000 household in Wales are living in fuel poverty. In addition to this 16% of people over the age of 65 live in poverty, higher than the UK average.


    The fund will raise money so that grants can be given out to the elderly and vulnerable to help them in whatever way is needed for them to survive the winter months. Donations could allow us to: reduce the cost of heating and electricity; purchase new heaters and warm clothing; feed individuals; and reduce isolation. The money raised through the appeal is essential in helping to keep some of Wales’s most vulnerable people safe, secure and happy over the cold month

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Raise £25,000 for the surviving winter campaign


    » We will contact our donors and contact to donate money into this fund as well as promote it to the general public via social media and website.

    What success will look like

    By receiving donations up to a maximum of £25,000 for donors and supporters.

    Aim 2

    Award grants to individuals and community groups working with the elderly.


    » We will run a grants programme to attract applications from community groups working with the elderly.
    » We will contact our network of groups and organsations to promote this fund.

    What success will look like

    By receiving and monitoring quality applications to the fund.

    Aim 3

    Aim to reduce the number of elderly suffering in winter months.


    » Work with other agencies to ensure that elderly people benefit from this fund.

    What success will look like

    By evaluating the project at the end of the project/fund period.
    By requesting feedback from individuals groups and partners.
    By assessing impact of the grant on the individuals.

  • Impact


    We will for the first time be working with other agencies who support the elderly.
    We will have the research and information to be able to further fundraise for the elderly.
    We will see an improvement to the quality of life for some individuals and prolonging their life.


    Fail to obtain this match fund challenge.
    Not reach the match fund total.
    Not receive quality applications.


    Our organisation has all the necessary processes in place to accept, process and monitor applications. We also have staff that will communicate with donors as part of our donor care policy.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £5,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £4,000 staff staff time in promoting, processing, monitoring and evaluating this project.
      £1,000 promotional material to promote the fund to donors and applicants.
  • Background


    Wales is a small but diverse country with complex needs. From the deprivation of the mining valleys, to rural isolation in mid Wales. From low educational levels to low income families. To mental health increases in adults and children under the age of 26 to high levels of childhood obesity.


    People over the age of 60 all across Wales suffering from fuel poverty, rural isolation, mental and physical health problems and victims of crime.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We're able to attract large and small donations for this match challenge and have the processes in place and capacity to run a quality grants programme.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Andrea Powell

    Grants and Programmes Manager - managing the grants process.

    Ffion Roberts

    Grants Officer - running the grants process.

    Mari-Wyn Elias-Jones

    Development Manager - target and attract donations