‘Recycle’ your Winter Fuel Payment

Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) being fed in garden. Kent, UK. - Terry Whittaker/2020VISION

‘Recycle’ your Winter Fuel Payment

Donate your winter fuel payment to Durham Wildlife Trust and help to offset your carbon and fuel usage throughout the year by doing wonderful things for wildlife.*


When I qualified for the Winter Fuel Allowance last year, my first thought was that I didn't need it for myself, and that I should use it to help the environment instead. I wanted to make a difference locally, so I asked Durham Wildlife Trust if they could use it to plant some plum trees on one of their sites. It's not a big thing on its own but if we all do a little, it'll add up to a lot.
Roger Smith

Planting of donated plum trees at Rainton Meadows

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And help protect wildlife for future generations

Little terns (c) Mandy Bell

*If you were born on or before 5 October 1954 you will receive between £100 and £300 each winter. Most payments are made automatically between November and December. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/winter-fuel-payment