Freemasons donate £30,000 to Cumbria flood relief

The Freemasons’ Grand Charity, which distributes money raised by Freemasons around the country, has donated £30,000 to the flood relief efforts in Cumbria. This includes £25,000 to the Cumbria Flood Recovery Fund 2015, which was set up in conjunction with the Cumbria Community Foundation to provide grants to those affected by recent flooding.

The Recovery Fund relies heavily on public donations, which currently stand at over £4 million. It is likely that the maximum grant for which individuals can apply will be between £500 – £1,000, and full details are available on the website.

The Freemasons are just one community group who helping the flood relief efforts. Local Rotary clubs, for example, having also been providing practical assistance as well as monetary donations. If you would like to get involved, Mashable has collated a list of ways to help those affected by any of the recent storms.

Photo credit: Freemasons Hall sign (Adrian Cable) / CC BY-SA 2.0


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