Winter Warmth Fund (Individuals)

Applications open again in October 2022.

Grants to help older people in Cumbria stay warm and healthy.

Funded by voluntary donations of the winter fuel allowance payments, individual and local business donations.

Who can apply?
Individuals aged 60 and over with the aim of reducing excess winter deaths and numbers of older people living in cold homes across Cumbria.

You must:
• be over 60
• Cumbrian resident

and receive:
• State pension and/or Pension Credit
• struggle to maintain a basic acceptable standard of living during the winter due to the cost of heating your home and the restrictions of cold weather

How much can you apply for?
• The normal grant is £200 or £300 in exceptional circumstances

If you would like to apply to this fund please contact one of the following:

• Age UK Barrow
Marie Connor, 01229 831425 ‎

• Age UK Carlisle and Eden
Becky Graham, 01228 536673

• Copeland Age & Advice Service
Lesley Amor, 01946 552166

• Age UK South Lakeland
Hannah Kitching, 01539 728118

• Age UK West Cumbria (Allerdale)
Information & Advice Team: 01900 844670

If you would like to know more about this fund please contact:

Annalee Holliday

Tel:        01900 825760

Citizens Advice also provide advice and support around tariff switching, energy efficiency measures, heating faults/replacements, debt management and applying for energy-related grants. Contact:

Citizens Advice Barrow
03444 889 624

South Lakes Citizens Advice
03444 111 444

Citizens Advice Carlisle & Eden
03300 563 037

Citizens Advice Allerdale
01900 604735

Citizens Advice Copeland
01946 693321

Cold to Cosy Homes will help 600 households in Cumbria cut the costs of heating their home. Home Energy advisors will provide in-home energy assessments as well as face to face and telephone advice to people to improved energy saving and draught-proofing measures. Apply online here, call 01768 210276 or email