Cumbria Flood Appeal 2015
Launched by Cumbria Community Foundation on 5th December 2015, the Cumbria Flood Recovery Appeal raises funds to directly support individuals and families in hardship and vital community organisations and resident groups in the areas affected by Storm Desmond.
Cumbria has experienced a flooding incident greater in impact than the 2009 event when the Community Foundation successfully raised and distributed £3m. Since the launch of the appeal the Cumbria Flood Recovery Group has officially stated this is the worst ever flooding incident in the county.
The Appeal was kick-started by the Community Foundation with a £50,000 donation from its own funds. Within 24 hours the Appeal had raised £100,000. Since then donations have been received from members of the public, local businesses, philanthropists and charitable trusts and funders.
With a growing sense of the true scale of the need, the Community Foundation trustees have taken the decision to increase the appeal target from £6m to £7m. We know that the 2015 floods have impacted more severely than any previous flooding incident. This target will be kept under review and may be raised further as the impact of the flooding is better understood.
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The basis on which the appeal has been launched is contained in the Appeal Document.