Can you donate your Winter Fuel Payment to help people in your area keep the heating on this winter?
The Winter Fuel Payment is a non-means tested payment of between £100 and £300 given out each winter to people over 65 years old. It is given out regardless of income to help people afford to keep warm. If you don’t need it, please consider donating some, or all, of it to help others who do.
If you can donate your Winter Fuel Payment to SDCE, it will enable us to deliver energy advice to those most in need. £50 means we can deliver one home visit to a person who is struggling to keep warm at home, we can arrange a better energy tariff, access extra support from suppliers and apply for grants for insulation and heating.
We also hold a crisis fund for emergency situations for those most at risk. Our qualified energy advisors will assess if any measures can be offered for example LED bulbs, draft proofing or even emergency credit for heating in cold weather.
You can also donate by cheque if you prefer not to use online payments, please make cheques payable to South Dartmoor Community Energy and post to our registered address.
South Dartmoor Community Energy is a not-for-profit community benefit society, based in Ivybridge. This is our third year of running an energy advice service, we run in partnership with South Hams District Council, the health sector and Citizens Advice. If you would like to find out more about us first, please get in touch.
We were recently highly commended for our energy advice work at the national Regen Green Energy Awards.
If you need our help, please contact us today. A full list of our drop-in sessions can be found here.
Did you know, each year in the UK 32,000 people die due to a cold home?