Community Foundation Surrey Winter Poverty campaign

Can you help combat poverty in Surrey this winter?

Surrey County Council are pleased to be supporting Community Foundation Surrey's Winter Poverty Campaign. With many people in Surrey facing financial struggles this Winter with rising energy costs, this campaign seeks to direct funding to the heart of where it will help most.

Surrey County Council have pledged to match fund any donations raised by Community Foundation Surrey (CFS) up to £130,000. That means for every £10 you donate it will be doubled to £20.

The donations from this Winter Poverty Campaign will be put towards awarding grants to local organisations that are actively helping those in poverty in our county through food banks, community fridges, warm hubs, baby banks, debt advice, energy advice and other urgent help.

This is in addition to funding being allocated by Surrey County Council from the Household Support Fund.

Can you make a donation?

If you are able to make a donation visit the Community Foundation Surrey web pages.

If you are eligible to receive either the Winter Fuel Payment or the Energy Rebate and you are in the fortunate position of being able to manage without it, please donate the money so that CFS can use it to award grants to organisations who are providing urgent help to those in economic crisis.

With your kind support we can help to combat poverty this winter in our community.

Are you able to become a CFS Donation partner?

Community Foundation Surrey are also looking for Donation Partners to pledge £1,000 each to help them reach their Winter Poverty Campaign target of £100,000. To become a Donation Partner, please contact CSF to arrange a meeting or a call by Zoom. Email giving@cfsurrey.org.uk and they'll get back to you to discuss the options available.

Support and advice is available across the county

Surrey County Council recognise that lots of us are being hit hard this winter, which can affect our health, wealth and general wellbeing. To see what help, support and advice is available visit the Cost of Living Health and Welfare Support webpages.

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