The Foundation is acting against the cost-of-living crisis with its latest appeal. With the help of donations across the region, the charity has launched the Cost-of-Living Appeal to help local charities in crisis with the rising costs of running their organisation, keeping their services open and meeting increasing demand from their communities.

With costs set to soar this winter, many people across the West Midlands and Warwickshire will be forced to choose between heating and eating; an impossible choice that no individual or family should make.

The Foundation is raising money to launch a Cost-of-Living Fund in response to the increased cost-of-living triggered by rising fuel, energy, and food costs. The fund will support grassroots community and voluntary organisations across the region supporting those individuals most in need.

To kickstart the appeal the Foundation is pledging £50,000 towards its £500,000 goal with the hope existing donors, partners and supporters will come forward to support the appeal. Ways to support the appeal include making a one-off donation, donating winter fuel payments, and donating the £400 energy bill rebate.

Once the Foundation reaches £250,000 of its £500,000 donation goal they will launch the Cost-of-Living Fund to award grants up to the value of £5,000 to community organisations.

Grants will support those organisations who have seen demand increase for their services and ensure their services can stay open and support the most vulnerable people affected by the crisis.

Tina Costello, Chief Executive at the Foundation, said:

“The Foundation is so thankful to everyone who has and will support us in our mission to help our communities across the West Midlands and Warwickshire during the difficult months ahead. With recent events, there has been an increase in community groups needing support with their core costs, utilities, and food banks, we really are worried for our communities. With your generosity and kindness, we can help some of the most vulnerable people in our community to stay warm, safe and well this winter and access the support they need.”

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