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The Safe and Warm Fund

At Wales & West Utilities our job is to keep you safe and warm at home. Day to day we do that by looking after the pipes that keep the gas flowing. You rely on us to heat your homes, while we also power businesses and essential services like hospitals.

And we know that the Covid19 Coronavirus pandemic is challenging people like never before. So we’re launching our Safe and Warm fund – a £50,000 pot that community and parish councils, not for profit co-operatives or community interest companies, charities and community groups can apply to.

From food banks to energy efficiency, domestic abuse charities to community transport – we want to support those on the frontline – helping the most vulnerable stay safe and warm.

You can apply for between £500 and £5000, and in your application, we’ll want you to let us know how our funding can help extend your existing funding and support those most in need.

I’m delighted to launch the Safe and Warm Fund. This £50,000 will help directly support organisations working in communities, targeting support at those who need it most. One of the most optimistic parts of this pandemic has been seeing the way that communities have pulled together and helped each other out in many ways, hopefully this money will go some way to extending that support.

Graham Edwards, Chief Executive 

The fund can support organisations with between £500 and £5000, and we’ll want to see how our funding can help extend existing funding and support those most in need.


Due to the high number of applications, it is taking a little bit longer than we expected to review and properly assess them. Therefore, we have revised the timeline for contacting successful applicants:

  • If your application is successful, we will contact you w/c 27 July, asking for supporting information and bank details.
  • All being well, organisations will receive funding within 10 working days after that.

Apologies for the delay – but we want to make sure we support the right projects that support those most in need.

While we won’t be able to discuss individual applications, if you have any questions or queries, please call 02920 278558 or email us here.