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Project information

Surviving Winter Campaign 2018

Our 'Surviving Winter' Campaign is an appeal to those people who do not need their Winter Fuel Payment to donate it to those who do. It is also a chance for anyone to make a donationton to help those people who may struggle over the winter months in the Milton Keynes area.

November 2018 - December 2018

Charity information: Milton Keynes Community Foundation

Milton Keynes Community Foundation logo
  • Need


    As heating bills are ever increasing, it can be difficult for some people, especially the elderly, to stay warm and safe within their own homes, and difficulties may be faced with saving enough money for food and other necessities.

    Many of the people who need help are often isolated socially; without the help from friends or family, it is vital that these people can receive the support they so desperately need and deserve.


    The ‘Surviving Winter’ Campaign offers people the opportunity to support some of the most vuneralble people in Milton Keynes as the cold nights draw in. We are a grant making organisation who will work with charities and groups to deliver projects that tackle issues such as fuel poverty, social isolation and other essentials.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    MK Community Foundation aims to help people stay safe, warm and healthy this winter.


    » Our appeal asks those who don't need their Winter Fuel Payment to Donate it to those who do.
    » Our appeal asks for donations to our Surviving Winter Fund that awards grants to local charities.

    What success will look like

    MK Community Foundation will award grants to local charities and community groups who are working with people who are most affected by the winter months.

  • Impact


    As a grant-making organisation we ask our grantees to complete a monitoring report that help us to demonstrate the impact on the community.


    There is a risk that our donor, who usually donate to this campaign, may prefer to do this through more traditional routes, such as by cheque. We plan to run an awareness campaign encouraging people to donate through The Big Give in order to match their donation.


    We will create a yearly donor report for our surviving winter campaign.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £12,500

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      Amount Heading Description
      £12,500 Grants Project costs
  • Background


    Milton Keynes and the Local Unitary Authority of Milton Keynes.


    Elderly and vulnerable people in Milton Keynes who may struggle in the winter months.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    MK Community Foundation has run a Surviving Winter Campaign since 2011, raising over £170,000 of much-needed support for elderly and vulnerable people in Milton Keynes.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Hannah Meara

    Marketing and Communications Manager - MK Community Foundation

    Hayley Brueton

    Communications Officer - MK Community Foundation

    Natalie Jordan

    Philanthropy Manager - MK Community Foundation

    Jennifer Walker

    Director of Philanthropy - MK Community Foundation