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UK government doubles support for those hit by Storm Desmond

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Staff writer ▼ | December 12, 2015
Storm Desmond
Rainfall   Community appeals have been set up in the North of England

On Wednesday, the Chancellor announced that the government would match funds raised by the Cumbria Foundation’s Flood Appeal, up to £1 million.

Now the Chancellor has extended his pledge to leading local flood appeals across all affected areas and doubled the amount of matched support available to a total of £2 million.

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.


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