Surviving Winter 2021 Appeal Launched

Norfolk Community Foundation has launched its annual Surviving Winter appeal. This year it’s needed more than ever.

Across Norfolk, there are fantastic local charities, community groups and voluntary organisations ready to step up with vital support, but they can only do it with our help. From providing support to help rough sleepers off the streets long term, to helping families heat their homes and keep their children warm, to alleviating loneliness amongst isolated older people who may have no-one else to talk to, the Surviving Winter appeal will transform local lives. For some, this support could mean the difference between life and death.

Donations are already coming in, but we still need your help.

For too many households in Norfolk, this winter could be one of the toughest, coldest and most worrying. Rapidly rising energy and fuel prices are likely to hit the most vulnerable households the hardest – those who rely on pay-as-you-go tariffs will find themselves at the sharp end of rising costs. Coupled with the increasing price of food and other essentials, this will lead to spiralling weekly household costs leaving many to choose between cooking hot meals and putting the heating on; between washing clothes and having a shower. Our local charities are also voicing their concerns about the surge in demand for their services, including access to emergency food and fuel bank vouchers.

The Eastern Daily Press are raising awareness of these issues this winter through their There with You This Winter campaign. They will be working closely with us to raise funds.