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December 11, 2009

Flood Recovery Fund for Community Groups

The Community Foundation for Ireland has established a Flood Recovery Fund to assist the people who have been seriously affected by the recent floods.

Grants will be made available to Voluntary and community groups who:

· Are providing immediate relief to people who have been affected by the floods
· Will be providing longer term community rebuilding project
· Have an annual income below €250,000
Priority will be given to community and voluntary groups providing support to one or more of the following:

· Older people
· Families with young children
· People with physical or learning disabilities
· People with mental health needs
· People on low incomes

And to projects:

· Showing evidence of collaboration with other service providers
· Maximising the use of volunteers

Grants are available up to a maximum €5,000 for each group.

Details of how to apply for grants and to donate to the fund are available at