Disaster relief

Rotary Disaster Recovery Trust Re-opens UK Flood Appeal

Rotary Disaster Recovery Trust Re-opens UK Flood Appeal

Following periods of sustained, heavy rain across England and parts of Wales, the Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland Disaster Recovery Trust has re-opened its UK Flood Appeal.

There have been over 300 weather and flood warnings in place which have effected hundreds of properties, closed schools and disrupted travel links.

Although the amount of rainfall is not expected to be as high as earlier this week, many areas and communities continue to be significantly impacted.


How to donate

If you would like to support the Disaster Recovery Trust, you can:

Make a donation using Virgin Money Giving

  • Send a cheque – please note that despite the Trust undergoing a recent name change, cheques should still be made payable to the former name of Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland Donations 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, 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 Flood Appeal raised over £100,000.

Earlier this year, the Trust launched an appeal following Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, which has so far collected over £44,000.


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.