Winter Heating Emergency Appeal

In Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.

ACE – Action in Caerau and Ely and Care & Repair Cardiff and the Vale are teaming up to raise funds to support vulnerable people across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan facing a heating emergency this winter.

The winter fuel crisis fund will pay for boiler repairs and emergency heating (e.g. electric radiators) for vulnerable people who cannot afford to heat their homes this winter. Working alongside other services providing ongoing support, this fund will provide a quick-response safety net for people in crisis who cannot afford to wait for a lengthy grant application to be processed, or who are not eligible for DAF.

How the fund works: 100% of donations will be held securely at ACE and then distributed via ACE’s community support team and Care & Repair to provide emergency heating solutions to vulnerable people in Cardiff and the Vale. We will use pre-approved contractors for boiler repairs and take all precautions to ensure the safety of vulnerable people during the pandemic. ACE and Care and Repair already have infrastructure in place to enable them to quickly respond to heating emergencies with specific small grants.

We are hopeful that, alongside smaller donations, some people who receive the Winter Fuel Allowance from DWP but do not personally need it might consider instead donating it to this fund to help people who cannot afford to keep their homes warm.

Thank you for your support in raising awareness of this appeal – donations from your contacts could make all the difference for people in need this winter.

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