Following the floods of December 2015 Appleby-in-Westmorland Town Council and St Lawrence's Church were contacted by many individuals and organisations who wished to make donations that would help the community recover. Donations have been received from as far away as China and Canada, as well as locally and from across the United Kingdom.
Appleby Flood Relief Fund was established and has its own bank account and six trustees (2 from the Town Council, 2 from St Lawrence's Church and 2 members of the community). The fund is administered by the Town Council.
The purpose of the Appleby Flood Relief Fund is "to support individuals, families and organisations,in the Appleby-in-Westmorland area follow the flooding of December 2015."
How to apply?
The trustees will consider grant applications on Friday 14th October 2016. Applications to be considered in must be received by 30th September 2016.
Grants for Individuals and Families
The trustees welcome applications from individuals and families. Grants are only available for the provision of goods. These items will be sourced by the trustees.
The minimum grant is £20 and the maximum £500. Each application will be considered on its own merits but the presumption is that grants will typically be £250. Awards towards the maximum level will be the exception.
Grants for Organisations
Who can apply for a grant?
The trustees welcome applications from community and voluntary groups, charities and non-profit making organisations that benefit the community of Appleby-in-Westmorland. They do not accept applications from businesses whose purpose is to make a profit.
To be eligible groups and organisations must have their own constitution and bank account with at least two unrelated signatories.
What can be funded?
Grants are available for either projects or events that benefit the residents of Appleby-in-Westmorland.
How much can be applied for?
The minimum grant is £100 and the maximum £2,000. Each application will be considered on its own merits but the presumption is that grants will typically be £500. Awards towards the maximum level will be the exception and such projects and events will need to demonstrate significant community need and match funding.
Grant Application Guides and Forms
Other sources of flood related funding
There may be other sources of funding available. Further details can be found using the following links: