Two Ridings Community Foundation: Flood Appeal and Relief Fund

Two Ridings Community Foundation: Flood Appeal and Relief Fund

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Nigel Adams MP welcomes the news that Two Ridings Community Foundation has launched a flood appeal to help the victims of flooding in North Yorkshire in December, and hopes the following information will help both those able to offer support and those in need in Selby & Ainsty to learn how to get in touch and apply for relief funding.

The North Yorkshire flood appeal is a new appeal to support people who have been affected by the flood in North Yorkshire in December 2015 and still ongoing now. The appeal is set up by Two Ridings Community Foundation and is to benefit people living in North Yorkshire. To kick start the appeal we thank a number of generous donors, including Drax. This means the fund is already at £30,000. To help attract further donations Two Ridings Community Foundation has set up a dedicated website www.northyorksrecoveryfund.org.uk

The Foundation is accepting donations to the fund via this website or via cheques sent to our office. Once the fund is open for awards it will support individuals and charities affected by the recent flooding and individuals can apply via the website or by emailing office@trcf.org.uk or 01904 435 277.

The appeal intends to start distributing funding from the week commencing 25th January. The charity will consider applications from individuals and families affected by flooding but cannot provide support to businesses or local councils. Grants to voluntary organisations helping with disaster relief may also be considered.

Businesses or individuals who wish to donate to the appeal should contact Jan Garrill, of Two Ridings Community Foundation 01904 435277 or go online at www.northyorksrecoveryfund.org

Two Ridings Community Foundation is also hosting the York Flood Appeal for funds to support victims of the December 2015 floods in York. To find out more about this appeal or to donate visit www.trcf.org.uk