Helping People in Suffolk Stay Warm and Healthy This WinterThe Surviving Winter appeal is a fundraising initiative through Suffolk Community Foundation which relies on the generosity of householders to donate their ‘Winter Fuel Payment’ to support the most vulnerable households during the winter months. This programme will continue in 2023/24 and is available to residents across the whole of Suffolk with a payment of up to £175 towards fuel costs, or a delivery of fuel for households using Oil or LPG in their heating systems.
Apply for a Payment:Applications are now open for the 2023/24 grant year.
This year, the Surviving Winter programme will prioritise working households, those who are in work but who still face financial hardship due to the lack of government support which is only available to those on means-tested benefits. The Surviving Winter eligibility criteria for 2023/24 are:
- Aged 65 or under
(as people aged 66+ will receive the Winter Fuel Payment from the Government*)
- Your combined household income must be less than £35,000
- You must not be in receipt of any means-tested benefits
(as you will receive the Cost of Living payments directly from DWP)
- Your combined household savings must be less that £1,500
- Your home address must be in Suffolk