Flood Appeal Awards Quarter of a Million

Community Foundation for Lancashire’s Flood Recovery Appeal has raised over £580,000 since it was launched over 7 weeks ago.

This week the total amount of charitable grants distributed from the Flood Appeal reached £260,000, benefiting 2681individuals across the county.

The Community Foundation continues to help individuals and community groups during phase one of the Flood Appeal, supporting with the costs of clean up activities, emergency repairs and vulnerable people & households in hardship.

Community groups across the county are also being urged to apply for funding to cover the costs of community-led flood defence work for public benefit.

Community Foundation for Lancashire’s Chief Executive, Cathy Elliott said: “We would like to let everyone who has been affected by the floods to approach us and apply for a grant to help them rebuild their lives. The money is there to help people in need across the county and we would like to reach as many people as possible”

“We would also like to say a huge thank you everyone in Lancashire and across the country for the amazing support they have given us. The response has been phenomenal and we couldn’t have done it without public and corporate support”.

Recently the Government has also announced details of a scheme to help households and businesses make their properties more resistant to future floods via £5,000 grants. More details of this scheme can be found on your local council’s website.

For more information on how to apply to the Flood Appeal, individuals and registered charities, residents associations and community groups are being encouraged to visit www.lancsfloodappeal.org.uk.

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