Every year, those aged 66 and above are eligible to receive the Winter Fuel Payment directly from the government. The Winter Fuel Payment is an annual, tax-free payment of between £250 and £600 to help with the cost of heating bills during the winter months.

Over the last year, we’ve been getting more and more questions from individuals about wanting to donate their fuel allowance to us and how they can do this. We’re always delighted by the support we get from our donors and we’re thankful to everyone who got in touch with us. Therefore, we’ve decided to put together a blog on how and why you can support Maggs this way!

One of the key reasons why donors decide to donate their fuel allowance is because some people feel in a position where they’re fortunate to not need additional funds and want to give it to those who do need it most and that’s where we step in.

We spoke to one of our regular donors about why he decided to donate this fuel allowance to Maggs this Winter:

“Christmas is a time for giving. I’m fortunate enough to have a home and a decent pension and can afford to pay my heating bills. I don’t, therefore, need my winter fuel allowance. Locally Maggs has an excellent track record over the last 40 years for helping to support vulnerable people and those experiencing homelessness. It therefore seems both fitting and appropriate to pass on my winter fuel allowance to help Maggs support those with far greater needs.”

How to donate to us:

  • Just Giving – the easiest way to donate to us is via our online giving platform, Just Giving. You can follow the donate link at the top of the page which will take you directly to our Just Giving page and follow the instructions. We can guarantee this comes straight and directly to us. No fuss!
  • Cheque – Fill out a cheque and make it payable to ‘Maggs Day Centre’ and post it to Maggs Annexe, 59/60 The Tything, Worcester WR1 1JT.
  • Bank Transfer – We can process your payment with a simple bank transfer. If you drop us an email, we will send you our bank account details directly.
  • Gifts in Kind – Alternatively, if you would like to give Maggs physical donations such as vital items like clothing, sleeping bags, roll mats, to name a few to our Clothing Project, please get in touch with us and we can send a list of items we’re most in need of.

In addition, the Financial Times reported, after an online article about donating fuel allowances, that UK taxpayers could make charitable donations using Gift Aid, thus topping up the donated £400 energy rebate to £500 at a stroke.

If you have any questions on what to do or would like to find out more, please get in touch with us at info@maggsdaycentre.co.uk.