Making Winter less lonely for vulnerable and isolated older people in Kent and Medway.
The cold winter months are an extremely dangerous time for older people, especially those who live alone. Our Surviving Winter Campaign aims to tackle social isolation and make winter less lonely for older people as well as helping them stay well, healthy and independent.
Money raised will help the most vulnerable people in our county and support local projects that address the everyday challenges faced by older people in Kent and Medway.
If you don't rely on your Winter Fuel Payment, Kent Community Foundation is asking you to consider donating it, or whatever you can, to those who desperately need extra support during the winter.
Many individuals find it difficult to get out and about to access services, buy food or see friends and family during the winter. A donation to the Surviving Winter Campaign helps support organisations that provide much-needed services and give advice or combat isolation.
We are calling on people who receive the payment but don’t rely on it, to donate it to others in greater need. However, anyone of any age who wants to give, even a small amount, will be making a significant difference to vulnerable, elderly people here in Kent and Medway.
How you can donate:
Gift Aid your donation
Gift Aid is a tax relief allowing UK charities to reclaim an extra 25% in tax on every eligible donation made by a UK taxpayer. So for every £1 donation Kent Community Foundation can claim back 25p.
What do you have to do?
Confirm whether or not you are a UK taxpayer. Please note that Gift Aid can only be reclaimed on donations made by individuals who pay UK income or capital gains tax at a rate at least equal to the amount reclaimed on their donations in the current tax year.
Download, fill in and send us the Gift Aid Form that gives us permission to claim it.