Winter warm packs are back!

Date: 16th January

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We are thrilled to have been successfully awarded funding to bring our warm packs back for families and individuals on low income, who may be experiencing fuel poverty in the local community.

We have just received £10,000 from the Community Matters Fund by National Grid and Localgiving to fund our Winter Warm Pack Project for another year! The warm packs aim to reduce energy bills for people on low income, by providing more cost-effective ways of keeping warm or reducing bills through energy saving alternatives to combat fuel poverty.

There are two types of warm packs which people can receive dependent on the type of heating they have in their home. Each pack contains blankets, plug socket timers, thermal curtains and draft excluders. On top of this, the gas packs contain radiator keys and radiator foil, and the electric packs contain electric blankets.

Some of the items have already started to arrive, so we will be able to start distributing the packs soon with help from our partners across mid-Cornwall so as many people as possible can benefit from these simple but effective packs.

Building on the success of last year!

Last year, we ran our first warm pack project with thanks to the same Community Matters Fund. A high demand for the packs showed us just how important these packs are, and how vital it was for us to bring them back due to the continued need. The feedback we received was overwhelmingly positive, with one recipient stating, “It saved my life.

After the success of last year’s warm pack project, we are grateful to National Grid and Localgiving for recognising our hard work and giving us the opportunity to provide them again this year. We hope, by continuing this vital project supporting people through facing fuel poverty, to proactively reduce the number of people at risk of homelessness in Cornwall. 

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