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Thousands in funding made available for storm-hit residents

By tobymeyjes  |  Posted: February 19, 2014

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Thousands in funding has been made available for storm hit residents in Cornwall

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Storm-hit residents in Cornwall have been given access to thousands of pounds in grant funding to help them recover from damage caused by the severe weather.

Cornwall Council has made up to £1,500 of funding in crisis awards, to help people in emergency or disaster situations with their and their families’ immediate needs.

This is on top of grants of £250 to £1,000 available through the Cornwall Community Foundation Emergency Fund and £5,000 Government ‘repair and renew’ grants.

Pattie Richmond, operations manager for the Cornwall Community Foundation said funding was available for individuals whose homes have been severely affected by storm damage including flooding.

She said: “We will try to prioritise homes without adequate insurance and households with vulnerable adults and/or children.

“We are also offering to help community groups and organisations whose activities or buildings have been affected.”

Rob Andrew Cornwall Council Assistant Service Head of Localism and Devolution said: “The statutory agencies in Cornwall are grateful for the support provided by partners in the voluntary and community sector both during and after an emergency situation.

“In particular they play an essential role in the recovery phase after an emergency and in helping individuals and communities get back on their feet.”

For more information on volunteering in the clean-up effort or donating household items call Volunteer Cornwall on 0187265305.

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