Charity wants to give out grants quickly

The Gloucestershire flood relief fund is urging households affected by the floods to send in their applications for hardship grants by Friday 24th August. So far, 300 applications have already been received from the 5,000 households affected throughout the county. The charity, which was only set up eight days ago, is keen to help flood victims as quickly as it can.

The Right Reverend Michael Perham, Bishop of Gloucester who is one of the trustees of the charity said

We appreciate that people who have been badly affected need the money quickly, so we want to make sure that those in need get their applications to us in time to be considered for the first round of grants. We’re looking to get the first batch of grants processed at the end of the month so that we can give out the money at the very beginning of September.

Applications are invited from anyone who has suffered financial hardship as a result of the July 2007 floods in Gloucestershire.

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