Funding news

12.01.16 - Deadline extended for charity flood appeals match funding

Charities given extra time to apply for funds raised for flood-hit communities to be matched by the government.

Charities are being given extra time to apply for the funds they raise for flood-hit communities to be matched by the government, Greg Clark announced today (11 January 2016).

Mr Clark said that in recognition of the efforts charities have made to help communities back on their feet, he was extending the deadline to 5 February for them to apply for this dedicated support.

The government has pledged £2 million match funding for charities fundraising to support those affected by the flood, with a further £1 million already paid to the Cumbria Community Foundation in its joint appeal with the Community Foundation for Lancashire.

In total, £200 million is being invested in recovery from Storm Eva and Storm Desmond.

Communities Secretary Greg Clark said:

Charities and community organisations have worked tirelessly to support those affected by the recent floods – I want them to know they have our backing.

That’s why I’m extending the deadline for them to apply for the funds they have raised to be matched pound for pound up to £2 million, giving them the extra time they need to get the information to us.

This is a key part of the £200 million package of support we’re offering flood-affected areas, to help households and businesses get back on their feet.

Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/deadline-extended-for-charity-flood-cash