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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 aged 60 or over
• 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 between October-March only:

• 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 on 01900 825760 or email

Cold to Cosy Homes: The project 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 or call 01768 210276 or email