Winter Comfort Grant helps hundreds facing hardship keep warm this winter.

This week, NewstrAid issued more than 400 Winter Comfort Grants totalling £61,500 to vulnerable households throughout the UK. These payments were generously supported by a grant from the Gannett Foundation and will allow hundreds of beneficiaries from the news trade to keep warm over the winter months.

Sinead Flood, Welfare Manager for NewstrAid said: “This grant is specifically intended to alleviate stress and hardship and we hope it will bring comfort and warmth to our beneficiaries during what could be a very difficult winter.“ She added, “Recipients of the grant are able to decide how best to use the money whether it goes towards a heating bill, the purchase of a new winter coat, or perhaps, some warm bedding”.

Mike Mirams CEO for NewstrAid said “We are extremely grateful to the Gannett Foundation for their generous award of £10,000 to support the Winter Comfort Grant. Their support has helped us to ensure that hundreds of our beneficiaries stay warm over the coming months.”


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About NewstrAid 

NewstrAid is a charity which aims to provide welfare for people who are, or have been, employed in the selling and distribution of newspapers and magazines in the UK and who find themselves in hardship. This includes their immediate family and dependants who are in need or in distress. The charity has been in existence for over 180 and counts Charles Dickens amongst its presidents.


About the Gannett Foundation

The Gannett Foundation provides grant funding for practical and creative projects to UK registered charities that are working to bring lasting benefits and provide a legacy to the communities and neighbourhoods served by the Foundation’s newspapers and online audience.