Sunday, February 25, 2024

Community Foundation launches new help fund after Storm Babet

Lincolnshire Community Foundation has launched a new fund available to individuals and families whose home was severely impacted because of flooding caused by Storm Babet.

It says priority will be given to those households with occupants over 70 years old, those with young children, or those with physical, learning or mental health conditions.

Following donations from East Lindsey District Council, The Horncastle Lions and The Horncastle & District health and Wellbeing Fund, those affected can apply for small grants of up to £200 to cover costs towards cleaning, emergency repairs, heating, basic furniture and white goods and alternative accommodation costs.

Wherever possible grants replace essential items that have been lost. The fund does not aim to replace like with like, and cannot be a substitute for insurance, noting this is not intended for business use.

Claire Edwards of Lincolnshire Community Foundation and Grants Manager for the fund said: “We thank East Lindsey District Council and the Horncastle Lions for providing this funding so we can provide a small grant to those individuals in East Lindsey who were flooded following Storm Babet on 19th and 20th October.”

Councillor Craig Leyland, Leader of East Lindsey District Council, said “Thanks to these collaborative efforts of the Council, the Horncastle Lions and the Horncastle and District Health and Wellbeing Fund, this new fund is to aid individuals and families severely impacted by flooding. Small grants of up to £200 will be available to help replace essential lost items.”


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