UK government doubles support for those hit by Storm DesmondStaff writer ▼ | December 12, 2015
On Wednesday, the Chancellor announced that the government would match funds raised by the Cumbria Foundation’s Flood Appeal, up to £1 million.
Rainfall Community appeals have been set up in the North of England
Following the unprecedented rainfall over the last week, community appeals have been set up in the North of England. Over £500,000 has been raised already.
These include the Community Foundation for Lancashire’s Flood Recovery Fund’s Appeal, which launched on Tuesday to support the communities directly affected by the floods.
The funds are expected to contribute to clean-up costs, emergency repairs, clothing, food and drink, heating and heating equipment, childcare equipment and basic furniture.
On Wednesday the Chancellor announced an additional commitment of up to £51 million to support households and businesses affected by last weekend’s devastating floods. This took total support pledged by the government to over £60 million. ■