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Flood grant deadline extended
PEOPLE affected by the recent floods in the Cotswolds now have more time to apply for a grant to cover initial damage.
As reported in The Journal today, a £50k fund pledged by Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) to support people affected by the recent floods has already been helping flood victims across the county.
But now the county council and Gloucestershire Community Foundation have taken the decision to keep the fund application period open for longer.
There is now no deadline to apply for a grant to cover initial flood damage to your home, but there is a finite fund of £50,000 and the fund will close once that has all been distributed.
More than £30,000 has already been distributed, in individual £250 grants, to households across the county including the Cotswolds.
Councillor Mark Hawthorne, leader of GCC, said: “We are aware that because of the most recent floods in December, not everyone has been able to apply for a grant yet.
"That’s why the fund will be staying open a bit longer. I am pleased this fund is making a difference to people affected by the recent floods.
"I am very grateful to Gloucestershire Community Foundation for getting the payouts to people so quickly to help them replace their most essential items.
“Gloucestershire County Council has had an ongoing commitment to flood alleviation and supporting flood victims since 2007. That’s why I pledged up to £50,000 to support people affected by flooding.”
Affected residents can request an application form by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01452 656386 or 654834.