Emergency grants for individuals, families and community organisations
Grants may be made for charitable purposes to relieve hardship for people in Leeds that has been caused directly or indirectly by the recent storms and flooding. The fund has been set up with thanks to donations from individuals and charitable organisations, not just locally, but across the country.
- Individuals or families who are suffering hardship and whose homes have been affected by the flooding. This is likely to include damage to property and/or possessions.
- Community groups, charities, social enterprises, other voluntary groups and sports clubs/associations who have been affected by the flooding. This is likely to include damage to the property and/or possessions.
- Individuals and community organisations who are providing immediate relief to people who have been affected by the storms and floods and/or who are providing longer-term community rebuilding projects.
We are not usually able to fund damage to vehicles or people who are fully insured (unless there is a high excess or you have incurred additional costs). We are also not able to fund commercial businesses, but may be able to support self-employed people or SMEs who work from home, or business owners/employees who are facing hardship as a direct result of flooding.
We can provide support for the following (this is not an exhaustive list):
- cleaning up
- emergency repairs
- heating equipment
- replacement costs of basic furniture or white goods (fridge, cooker etc)
- information, advice, counselling
Priority will be given to households with:
- people over 70
- children under five
- people with physical or learning disabilities or mental health needs (e.g. receiving Disability Living Allowance, Incapacity Benefit, Attendance Allowance or Personal Independent Payment)
- people on low incomes
How much can you apply for?
The initial hardship grant is likely to be up to £250 for individuals/families and up to £2,000 for charitable organisations, depending on how much money we raise and how many applications we receive. We ask you to give further details of your losses on the form so that we can consider making a larger donation, if funds permit.
How to apply/ Deadlines
Before applying for either of the grants please read the following grant guidelines to check your eligibility. We have decided to extend the initial deadline for applications until 18 May 2016.
Please download our grant application form. Completed forms should be sent via email to email@example.com or posted to Leeds Flood Appeal, Leeds Community Foundation, 51a St Paul’s Street, Leeds, LS1 2TE.
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