Spirit of Merseyside

The Spirit of Merseyside Winter Appeal aims to raise funds and awareness of the combined effects of winter on individuals who may be more vulnerable than most, especially due to natural disasters, fuel poverty and loneliness.

The Spirit of Merseyside Winter Appeal is a channel by which the Community Foundation for Merseyside collects donations from the public and “recycled” winter fuel payments from those who do not think they need it and would like to donate their allowance and know that it is helping  someone who is genuinely in need.


Over the last  five years, the Community Foundation for Merseyside has raised over £20,000, giving out grants to vulnerable elderly people and community groups across Merseyside.

Merseyside is one of the most generous areas in the country and we hope many people will support the Appeal to demonstrate their spirit of Merseyside to support those less fortunate this winter.

Did you know...


- 17.6% of Merseyside’s population are aged 65 or over (Approx 242,000 people) – national average is 17%


-1.5% are aged 85 or over (approx. 20,000)


- Approximately 77,000 households in Liverpool City Region experience fuel poverty


- In 2014/15 there were 1220 excess winter deaths across Merseyside (including Halton)

Support the Spirit of Merseyside Appeal

You can support the Spirit of Merseyside Appeal in the following ways:

Donate online here: https://mydonate.bt.com/events/spiritofmerseyside
Donations can be made by cheque and sent to our North West Office @ 3rd Floor Stanley Building, 43 Hanover Street L1 3DN

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