Emergency humanitarian scheme opens for Cork businesses affected by floods 

Emergency humanitarian scheme opens for Cork businesses affected by floods 

Oliver Plunkett Street during yesterday's floods. Pic: Dan Linehan.

The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar has opened the Emergency Humanitarian Aid Scheme for small business, community, voluntary and sporting bodies in Cork city and county affected by recent flooding.

The scheme provides urgent funding of up to €20,000 to small businesses, sports clubs, community and voluntary organisations that could not secure flood insurance and have premises that have been damaged by recent exceptional weather events.

Announcing details of the scheme, the Tánaiste said:

“This flood damage is devasting for the people of Cork and comes after what has been an exceptionally difficult year for business owners and their staff.

“This Scheme is designed to provide urgent help to those who have not been able to secure flood insurance, through no fault of their own. Up to €20,000 in cash for emergency repairs and replacement of damaged stock or equipment is available and I’d like to encourage all of those affected to apply through the Red Cross.” 

 Applications forms for support and further information is available on the Irish Red Cross Society website: redcross.ie

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