Community foundations launch emergency flood recovery appeals

first_imgHeart of Bucks – Community Foundation for Buckinghamshire are opening a Flood Recovery & Awareness Fund designed to support charities and community groups affected by the floods.Other community foundations are responding to floods but not currently launching appeals.Steve Duncan, Chief Executive of Community Foundation for Calderdale, said: “Unfortunately this is our third serious flood in eight years and Community Foundation for Calderdale is well versed on managing an appeal and distributing grants to those affected.“We are initially giving out £200 emergency grants to householders and we are working with the Council to support businesses, offering £1,000 top up grants to £2,500 grants with funding they have received from the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership.”Fabian French is Chief Executive of UK Community Foundations, the national network of 46 accredited community foundations across the UK.  Each year its members give around £100 million to charities, community groups and individuals.He said: “Whether assisting with emergency repairs, clothing, childcare equipment or furniture and white goods, flood recovery grants are crucial when it comes to supporting people to rebuild their lives following crisis and upheaval.“Community foundations are well-placed to provide emergency relief because they understand the needs of their locality and are able to convene with relevant partners and mobilise quickly. Being well-established in their communities, community foundations hold a position of trust and draw on existing relationships with local donors.” The Welsh Government has pledged up to £10m to helps affected towns such as Pontypridd and Monmouth.The National Flood Forum is a national charity that supporters flood risk communities. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Community foundations launch emergency flood recovery appeals Nottinghamshire Community FoundationSouth Yorkshire’s Community Foundation Herefordshire Community Foundation Community Foundation for Lancashire Tagged with: community foundations Emergency Fundraising floods Community foundations across England are responding to the devastating and compounded impact of Storms Ciara and Dennis.Community foundations are providing emergency grants to assist individuals and families who have been displaced from their homes and/or had their properties damaged by flood waters.  In some instances, the foundations are also raising funds for community rebuilding projects.center_img Foundation Derbyshire Emergency flood recovery appealsCurrently, the following community foundations have launched emergency flood recovery appeals in response to the latest floods and/or are still fundraising following recent flooding.Community Foundation for Calderdale Other fundraising in the wake of floodingFlooding has affected Shropshire, with Coalbrookdale by Ironbridge suffering. In addition there is flooding in South Wales, with one campaign raising £30,000 for those affected.Film star Michael Sheen and Pontypridd MP Alex Davies-Jones have between them raised more than £80,000 in online campaigns. The money raised from Michael Sheen’s campaign will go to the Wales Council for Voluntary Action, of which he has been president since 2017.  441 total views,  3 views today Howard Lake | 18 February 2020 | News  442 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Limerick Council raises rates but throws a lifeline to small business

first_imgNewsLimerick Council raises rates but throws a lifeline to small businessBy Bernie English – November 11, 2016 764 Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print Twitter Council chief executive Conn MurrayLIMERICK CITY and County Council members have voted to raise commercial rates by 5 per cent – but an amendment to the bands under which they are charged.A 5 per cent increase in commercial rates would affect just 10 per cent of businesses, Chief Executive Conn Murray said. “In addition, those who pay on time, will avail of savings”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The businesses which will be affected by the hike are those which pay in excess of 20,000 euro per year.A rebate of 4 per cent of rate has been approved for hospitality businesses which don’t already qualify for the rebate scheme in order to protect and promote the tourism industry. Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Emailcenter_img WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleLimerick memories of Rural Electrification SchemeNext articleWin cinema tickets Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash TAGScommercialConn MurrayCouncil budgetfeaturedlimerickrates Facebooklast_img read more

Middle East: Australian Change of Command

first_img January 28, 2016 A Royal Australian Navy Admiral last week transferred the command the Australian Defence Forces’ Joint Task Force 633, which operates in the Middle East to an Air Marshal.During a transfer of authority ceremony held at Camp Baird, Australia’s main operating base in the Middle East, Rear Admiral Trevor Jones handed over command of the task force to Air Vice Marshal Tim Innes.The command position oversees Australian Defence capabilities that include military training forces, strike aircraft and a patrolling warship.Rear Admiral Jones was the first Navy officer to hold the command position, an opportunity he described as both challenging but extremely rewarding.Rear Admiral Jones said: “The Defence capabilities deployed to the Middle East and Afghanistan are very complex and diverse.”“We have an Air Task Group conducting operations in Iraq and Syria, Australian soldiers working alongside New Zealand soldiers to train Iraqi soldiers, Special Operations soldiers advising and assisting Iraqi Special Forces; soldiers training and advising Afghan security forces, and a range of other personnel supporting Coalition headquarters across the region.”“We also have a warship intercepting drug and contraband traffickers at sea to disrupt funding for terrorists.”Serving under Operation Accordion, Joint Task Force 633 provides the command and support functions for Defence personnel serving on operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and at sea on maritime security operations in the Gulf and northern Indian Ocean.Rear Admiral Jones returns to Australia having completed his 14-month deployment and will shortly retire after a 38-year career. Share this article Authorities Middle East: Australian Change of Commandcenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today Middle East: Australian Change of Command View post tag: HMAS Success View post tag: Royal Australian Navylast_img read more