Giving the Energy to Help

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Giving the Energy to Help

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12 Jan 2023

The Cost-of-Living crisis is impacting right across our society with many now struggling to heat homes, buy food and pay rent. Some of our poorest families are left with £29 per week after essential items are paid for and are in real risk of being plummeted into desperate circumstances.

Every household in Northern Ireland will soon receive a household energy payment of £600 to help with electricity and fuel cost. For many this is a much needed form of support, however there are those who may find they don’t need this payment.

If you would like to use all, or part, of your payment to help families and communities in need you can do so through a donation to our Energy Support Appeal.

The Community Foundation will use your donation to make a real difference to people’s lives by supporting charities and groups working to help those struggling this winter.

“Almost 72% of Northern Ireland will be in fuel poverty in 2023 (551,000 households)”

Consumer Council NI

“The Community Foundation knows that rising prices across fuel, food and general living costs are resulting in increased poverty, increased destitution and a lower standard of living for many in Northern Ireland.”

Róisín Wood, CEO Community Foundation NI

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