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Flood Appeal Benefits From Cash Injection

21 January 2016

Foundation Scotland’s National Flood Appeal has benefitted from a major cash boost of £75K thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery - taking the total over £250k.

The Emergency Award provided by players of People’s Postcode Lottery will be available to help charities and organisations across all parts of Scotland affected by flooding. The Foundation will distribute funds to support local relief efforts such as support, information and care services and community organisations affected by the floods.

Grants of up to £5000 are available for organisations. The Foundation has had a number of requests from community led groups for funding and support and will ensure this significant award reaches those organisations doing critical work on the ground.

The Flood Recovery Appeal launched on 8th January with funding from a number of Foundation Scotland clients. It has seen a steady flow of donations from the general public and it is hoped that funders and businesses across Scotland will continue to donate to the Appeal.

Giles Ruck, Chief Executive of Foundation Scotland said, “We are delighted to receive this substantial boost to our Appeal taking us a quarter of a way to our £1M target. We would like to thank players of People’s Postcode Lottery for their generous support.”

“Whilst many charities and organisations are coping amazingly well with the immediate crisis, community groups such as local flood prevention groups need support now and also to build resilience for the future. This significant sum will be invaluable in achieving that. We would encourage organisations to apply for funding through our website www.foundationscotland.org.uk”

Clara Govier, Head of Charities at People’s Postcode Lottery, said: “Disasters don’t just happen abroad but can happen in Great Britain as well. Hopefully, the organisations receiving grants will be able to help victims of this disaster begin to rebuild their communities. Players of People’s Postcode Lottery will be happy to see the money they have raised is being used to help flood-affected people right here in Scotland. ”

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