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Philanthropists provide €100k fund for relief

AN emergency flood-relief fund of €100,000 is being mobilised to help communities left devastated by the recent storms.

The Community Foundation for Ireland, one of the country's leading philanthropic organisations said the fund had been established to relieve the hardship experienced by local communities, following widespread flooding. The average grant being made available is €1,000. However, grants of up to €5,000 may be awarded to those who are experiencing exceptional circumstances.

Tina Roche, CEO of the body, said: "The response within the communities themselves has been magnificent but there is only so much they can do. Therefore, we have established this fund from philanthropic donations to assist community and voluntary groups."

Application forms and guidelines for the emergency flood relief fund can be found on the website www.communityfoundation.ie.

The Community Foundation for Ireland works with philanthropists to connect them to causes they care about.

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