A new fund has been announced by York City Council to help victims with the flooding.
The news has come shortly after James Alexander told One and Other about trying to secure funding from the government for the flooding. The latest news though is much welcomed and has seen the council take much needed urgent action.
Councillor Dafydd Williams, City of York Council’s cabinet member spoke about his delight on the funding. He said: “This fund aims to help people with limited means to repair damage caused by the floods and help return their lives to normal. It also complements the work of the council and partner agencies to limit the impact of the recent floods on residents.”
Residents whose homes have been flooded, who are on a low income, have little capital and who are not adequately insured, may be eligible for help from the fund which is a registered charity which was established after flooding in York in 2000.
Applications to the charity may be made at any time but, to assist with decision-making, residents are encouraged to send in their applications before 2 November or shortly before 30 November 2012. Businesses are not eligible for help from this fund.
For more information about how to apply for a grant, please call City of York Council’s Welfare Benefits Advisors on 01904 552233 or 01904 552252 for help.
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