We are dedicated to improving the lives of disadvantaged people in Wiltshire & Swindon. We are building a permanent endowment fund to support the voluntary sector in our county by working with donors who are interested in supporting their local community. We give grants to groups and individuals fitting our criteria, during 2012/13 we distributed £770k in funding to the county.
Each month we will be sending out a newsletter detailing information on recent grants and donations. To be added to the mailing list click on the links above!
We are now working in partnership with Wiltshire Council to promote Public Health and Wellbeing. Grants of up to £4,000 are available, and applications are invited now click here for more details:
We are delighted to be working with Perry's Recycling to generate funds for good causes in Wiltshire. Click here to watch a short video. Please consider donating your waste paper in this way.
Please take a look at our Annual Review Booklets here
We have raised over £46,000 so far but we are receiving applications and paying out grants every day. Last year we raised £70,000 but it wasn't enough. Please give whatever you can and thank you if you have already donated.
Thank you to Argentis Financial Management for choosing Surviving Winter for their fundraising this winter.
Thank you to Shine in the Community for displaying our Surviving Winter banner at the Salisbury Christmas market.
Click here to listen to the BBC Wiltshire Surviving Winter feature with a donor and a recipient
Please read on to find out more and how to apply for a grant.
Winter is a dangerous time for the elderly and vulnerable, bringing ill health and isolation as well as higher fuel bills.
There are over 35,500 households in Wiltshire living in fuel poverty. Over half of these contain elderly and disabled people. Many withdraw from the outside world and literally struggle to survive winter. We believe it is not acceptable to allow them to suffer.
Last winter 262 people in Wiltshire died as a direct result of the cold.
If you can afford to live comfortably this winter, please help someone who can't. 100% of your donation will go directly and only to someone in Wiltshire who really needs it. We work with Age UK, Citizens Advice to ensure that those most in need can receive this extra help.
To donate please click here
See news coverage of the appeal here
Thank you Salisbury
Last year you helped us raise £60,000 for the Salisbury Diamond Jubilee Fund. The first grants were awarded in June.
Please get in touch if you are interested in supporting Salisbury through the Diamond Jubilee Fund or would like to apply for a grant.
We fund voluntary groups and local charities who are working to reduce isolation, improve access to skills development, offer social and recreational opportunities, improve opportunities for employment and help people move on with their lives.
The grants we offer range in size from £50 to £10,000.