I am writing from Age UK Wiltshire to let you know about the local Wiltshire Surviving Winter Grant (SWG), for which we are one of the partner organisations supporting older people to apply for the grant.
The scheme is aimed at older people at risk of fuel poverty and aims to support them by providing a one-off £200 grant alongside holistic advice to help ensure they are maximising their income and receiving support for any other issues they may have.
It has been running on an annual basis for a number of years and is organised and fundraised through Wiltshire Community Foundation. It is likely to remain open until around March 2022 time (but may close sooner if all grants are distributed).
Please note that for working-age people, Wiltshire Warm & Safe (https://www.warmandsafewiltshire.org.uk/) are the partner organisation supporting these clients to apply for the grant (the criteria for working age clients is slightly different).
Please see the attached flyers and we would be grateful if you could pass this information on to any residents that may find it helpful. Please let us know if you need any further information.
Rachel Clarke (She/Her)
Senior Project Worker
Information & Advice team: Age UK Wiltshire