The Community Foundation for Ireland, one of the country’s leading philanthropic organisations, is responding to the flooding that is devastating communities across Ireland by launching an Emergency Flood Relief Fund of €100,000. The fund has been established to relieve the hardship being experienced by local communities following widespread flooding from high tides and gale force winds in recent weeks. The priority of the funding is to support community and voluntary groups assisting in the relief effort in easing the immediate difficulties communities are facing and to support their recovery over the coming weeks and months. Applications are invited to the Fund from community and voluntary groups from February 10th. The average grant being made available is €1,000. Grants of up to €5,000 may be awarded to those who are experiencing exceptional circumstances.
Commenting on the fund that is available to groups with immediate effect, Tina Roche, CEO, The Community Foundation for Ireland said:
“The Community Foundation for Ireland has worked closely with community and voluntary groups across the county to determine the needs of the communities devastated by the flooding. The response within the communities themselves has been magnificent but there is only so much they can do. Therefore we have established this Fund from philanthropic donations to assist community and voluntary groups in the initial relief process and also in getting these communities back on their feet over the coming weeks and months.”
Community and voluntary groups seeking financial assistance to aid in the flood relief, please contact the Community Foundation for Ireland for further information on +353 (0)1 8747354. Application forms and guidelines for the Emergency Flood Relief Fund can be found on our website grants section.
For more information and to apply, please Go to: http://www.foundation.ie/our-grants/flood-relief-fund-2014