Project information

Thriving in Winter 2018/19

The North East has one of the highest levels of fuel poverty in the country. Many have to choose between heating their home, putting food on the table or buying their children a suitable winter coat. CDCF is fundraising to support local people having to make difficult decisions at Christmas time.

4 months

Charity information: County Durham Community Foundation

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  • Need

    Need

    The North East has one of the highest levels of fuel poverty in the country, meaning many are having to choose between heating their home, putting food on the table or buying their children a suitable winter coat. CDCF aims to raise £12,000 to support people in County Durham & Darlington having to make these incredibly difficult decisions.

    Solution

    The money raised will be awarded as grants to local organisations and community groups who have projects they know support those most in need during the Christmas period. These may be projects which have been successful in previous years, or those which aim to tackle new challenges. Winter relief packs provided to those in desperate need, or luncheon clubs to help tackle social isolation are examples of what you might help fund.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Raise money to help older and vulnerable people in County Durham thrive during the winter months


    Activities

    » The appeal asks those who don’t need their Winter Fuel Payment to donate it to those who really do
    » The appeal asks that everyone who cares about helping elderly, vulnerable adults who face isolation and hardship donates or raises funds
    » We are working with partners to hold Christmas fundraisers - please get in touch if you think your organisation could help!

    What success will look like

    We will be able to award at least 10 grants to organisations who already improve people's lives


  • Impact

    Impact

    Through grant-making and supporting those who most need help in the winter months County Durham Community Foundation aims to benefit many elderly and vulnerable people in 2018/19

    Risk

    The main risk is similar fundraising campaigns running around the Christmas period. However our focus on one geographical region will highlight the need on our doorstep.
    Our regular donors already make a huge difference and we have a social media and marketing plan to increase awareness of the campaign.

    Reporting

    We will share key statistics across our communication channels and report on the successful grant applicants via our website. Donors can sign up to our newsletter to receive these notifications, or get in touch if they would like more detailed information which we would be happy to provide.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £12,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £11,000 Grants Grant making to groups supporting the project aims
      £1,000 Grant support To equip us to provide grant support
  • Background

    Location

    County Durham and Darlington

    Beneficiaries

    Elderly and vulnerable people in County Durham and Darlington, as well as groups and organisations delivering receiving the grants.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    County Durham Community Foundation has run the Surviving Winter Campaign since 2011, raising around £55,000 to date to help older and vulnerable people get through the winter months

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    County Durham Community Foundation

    We are dedicated to helping communities grow by creating opportunities and tackling issues of disadvantage and exclusion.