DOUBLE your donation

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32,000 older Cumbrians live alone, and with concerns over social isolation and the cold winter months, action needs to be taken to prevent fuel and food poverty, as well as social isolation for the older community.

The Winter Warmth Appeal collects people’s warm generosity and gives it back out to vulnerable older people to ensure they can heat their homes properly and remain safe and well during the colder months.

Between Monday 11th November and Monday 11th December, your donation to our Winter Warmth Appeal will be automatically doubled thanks to our generous match funders: EDF Renewables, Sellafield Ltd, John Laing Charitable Trust, WCF Ltd, The Hadfield Trust, The Johnson Fund and The Roselands Trust.

Our match funders have pledged £57,000 to our ‘Winter Warmth Match Funding Challenge’ to enable us to double any donation made online, by phone or by post between 11th November and 11th December.

Please help us to ensure those who are less fortunate can stay warm and healthy this winter.









“We are part of the Cold Weather Priority Initiative, which identifies heating oil customers aged 75+, who are most vulnerable to cold conditions. It is therefore highly relevant for us to work with the Cumbria Community Foundation in recognition of the fact that winter brings an additional financial burden for many vulnerable homeowners.” Jo Ritzema.


“The Hadfield Trust have a clearly defined set of priorities for funding, by which all applications are judged. Two of these: social needs and help for older people, are both squarely within the aims of the Winter Warmth Appeal. Our Trust has the added confidence in the ability of the Cumbria Community Foundation and their focused network to be able to apply the funds directly to where they are required and so relieve some of the worst effects of a cold Cumbrian winter on the elderly and the needy.” Andrew Forsyth.


 “The John Laing Charitable Trust is pleased to pledge match funding for Cumbria Community Foundation’s Winter Warmth Appeal again to help reach as many vulnerable older people who need help to keep them warm and healthy this winter.” Jenny Impey.



“Being a life-long resident of rural Cumbria, I know only too well the harsh winters we have and the fear it brings to so many people’s lives. I am very keen to eliminate that stress and I hope that match funding will encourage more people to donate to this very worthy and local cause.” Jim Johnson.