Background Information:The Spirit of Lancashire Winter Appeal has been set up to help vulnerable people through the winter months. We want to raise awareness of the combined effects of fuel poverty, social isolation and the devastating impact of severe weather conditions such as flooding and heavily snowfall in our communities. The Appeal acts as a vehicle for generous pensioners to ‘recycle’ their Winter Fuel payments and it has now developed into a giving portal for anyone to donate to support vulnerable people in their communities.
Who can apply: Voluntary and community groups in Lancashire who are supporting vulnerable older people and also people suffering severe economic disadvantage and poverty.
What is the focus of the fund? Projects and initiatives that support vulnerable people through the winter months.
Which areas are covered? All boroughs of Lancashire
How much is available? Fundraising is ongoing and the total amount available via the fund is unknown. The maximum amount you can apply for is £500.
What sort of things will the fund cover?
This list is neither exclusive nor exhaustive; if you are unsure if elements of your project may be excluded please contact the Community Foundation for Lancashire on 0151 232 2425 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Any special criteria: Individuals (over the age of 18) affected by fuel poverty or economic disadvantage may be eligible for a direct grant. Individuals can get help with additional heating equipment, transport costs (ie to doctors), replacement and repair of equipment, blankets, additional clothing, energy efficient items, insulation equipment etc. The usual grant for individuals is £125; however, in exceptional circumstances an award of £250 may be made. Please see separate guidelines and application form.
The fund will close 31st March 2017, any balance remaining from the fund raising will be used to support the Foundation’s broader work around supporting disadvantaged people in Lancashire.