The Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland Disaster Recovery Trust’s UK and Ireland Flood Appeal remains open following two recent bouts of heavy rainfall from Storms Ciara and Dennis.
Sunday February 16th saw 594 flood warnings and alerts in force across England, which is more than any other day on record. At the time of publication, more than 300 still remain in place, along with over 60 alerts in Wales and over 20 in Scotland.
— John Curtin (@johncurtinEA) February 16, 2020
In some places, a month’s worth of rainfall hit in just 48 hours, combined with strong winds, causing major damage and travel disruption.
Flooding can have a devastating impact on communities, with the work to get livelihoods back on their feet often taking a significant amount of time after the waters have subsided.
How to donate
If you would like to support the Disaster Recovery Trust (charity number 1119688), you can:
- Donate to the UK and Ireland Flood Appeal via our Virgin Money Giving online payment option.
- Send a cheque – Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland Disaster Recovery Trust, Kinwarton Road, Alcester, B49 6PB
- Contact the Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland Finance department for bank transfer information
About the Disaster Recovery Trust
The Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland Disaster Recovery Trust (formerly known as the Donations Trust) is a registered charity (#1119688), established in 2007, which collates donations and makes grants to Rotary projects working to rebuild communities in the medium to long-term, following natural disasters.
Since then the charity has continued its work with the purpose of responding to major disasters at home and abroad in the reconstruction phase following a disaster.
Typical projects include constructing and equipping school and community centres, rebuilding infrastructure and providing rescue vehicles. The Trust is not a first or emergency responder.
In 2014, the Trust’s UK and Ireland Flood Appeal raised over £100,000, with almost £10,000 being raised since it was re-opened in November 2019.
How to apply for funding
Rotary clubs are eligible to apply for funding from the Disaster Recovery Trust to create and implement sustainable, community development projects for areas recently affected by disasters.
For more information on how to apply for funding, please visit the Disaster Recovery Trust page within My Rotary. Please note this area is only accessible to Rotary members.