South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation are asking financially secure households to donate their government allowances to those that are struggling this winter. 

The charity set up a JustGiving page last year that allowed people to donate their Cost of Living support packages to less fortunate families.

The campaign raised over £72,000 during the Cost of Living crisis, which was distributed to local community groups. 

This year, eligible households are entitled to an annual payment of up to £600 from the government to help with fuel and energy bills.

So far, the relaunch has raised £5,798. Ruth Willis, Chief Executive at South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation personally donated £250.

She said: “The Cost of Living crisis has affected communities across South Yorkshire with people worried about how it will impact them at home, particularly as we approach the cold winter months.


Ruth Willis, Chief Executive at South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation. Source: South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation website.

“People have already given so generously towards our Cost of Living Fund and we’re very keen to expand on this by asking, where possible, for households to donate their Winter Fuel Payments which are now being made by the Government.”

South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation is the largest local grant giving charity in South Yorkshire.

Donations can be made through its JustGiving page or by visiting its website South Yorkshire Cost Of Living – JustGiving.