Poverty Hurts Appeal 2022

Poverty Hurts Appeal 2022


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Join a leading group of supporters who share your passion for fighting poverty.

Poverty is becoming a harsh reality for more and more families and individuals across County Durham. The region now has the highest rate of child poverty anywhere in the UK, limiting the hopes and opportunities of thousands across the county who have so much to offer. Action is urgently needed.

The time to fight poverty in County Durham is now. With your support we can help fund lifelines for almost 32,000 local children and young people being hurt by poverty in all its forms.

That’s why we’re calling on the kindness of those who can, to help. Join a leading group of supporters who share your passion for fighting poverty and help us raise £1m to stop hardship hurting our communities.

How you can help, today

By pledging your support to the Poverty Hurts Appeal, you’ll help County Durham Community Foundation support families choosing between heating and eating, older people at risk of poor health and death due to cold homes, young people leaving care, children without warm winter coats and many more.

  • 38% of children in the region now live below the poverty line
  • One million households in the North were fuel poor before the current crisis, noted a report by All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) Child of the North
  • Food support services say requests for food that does not need to be cooked have risen by 50%

Every penny donated will support the local projects making a huge difference for people and communities facing crisis and hardship. And for every £1 received, we’ll match it with 50p to create a future legacy of support from the Appeal.*

*match funding is subject to Ts and Cs

Every donation, from £10 to £10k can change a life, by backing community projects that can help people through the cost-of-living crisis with dignity.

Last year, one £1,000 grant alone helped 186 people, including 81 children. We CAN make a difference.

£1,000 could:

  • Provide trusted advice, food and uniform support, access to IT and period products for families unable to make ends meet
  • Boost foodbank supplies when public donations dwindle
  • Fund hot meals for people at risk of severe hardship and poor health
  • Provide essential care for families facing poverty after fleeing domestic violence
  • Heat lunch club venues that keep older people well fed, connected and warm

In Return

Individuals and businesses that support the Appeal will receive:

  • Match funding of 50p on the £1 (Ts and Cs Apply)
  • Thanks on social media and online
  • PR opportunities and event invites
  • Supporter newsletter and logo
  • A summary of how you or your company can benefit by giving from a tax perspective

Read much more about the groups we fund here.

For more information, please contact our friendly team today. 

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