Applications open for Storm Relief Fund

Applications open for Storm Relief Fund

Monday, April 09, 2012

Applications are now open for people affected by the 3 March storm event which hit large parts of South Taranaki last month.

The call for applications follows the establishment of a Mayoral Relief Fund launched by South Taranaki Mayor, Ross Dunlop, to assist those struggling with the clean up. Mr Dunlop says he launched the fund last week because it's often in the weeks and months following an event like this that people find they really need help. Donations to the Mayoral Relief Fund can be made at any South Taranaki District Council office.

Mr Dunlop says the Relief Fund will be available to South Taranaki residents who suffered damage from the 3 March storm. Applications will be considered on a case by case basis and all grants will be capped at $2,000. Application forms can be obtained from any South Taranaki District Council LibraryPlus centre, the main Council office in Hawera or by clicking here.

Applications can also be made online on the Taranaki Regional Council website www.trc.govt.nz/taranaki-disaster-relief-fund/.

All applications must be made by 5pm Friday 1 June 2012.

The Relief Fund will be administered by a trust made up of Taranaki's three mayors and the Chairman of the Taranaki Regional Council.

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