Somerset Emergency Flood Relief Fund Appeal

At this time, we feel that we have raised enough money to meet the current need to help flood-affected communities in Somerset increase their resilience. Donations received from 1st August 2014 will be directed to the Somerset Disaster Recovery Fund for future episodes of flooding.

Between 150 and 200 homes on the Somerset Levels have been flooded or evacuated since the beginning of January, and homes were flooded in different parts of the county before the New Year. In some communities the evacuation was at short notice, leaving households little time to prepare to leave. 

So far we have awarded grants to over 350 households as they cope with the financial pressures caused directly and indirectly by the floods. We have also supported a number of partner organisations providing practical support on the ground, taking the total value of grants issued and committed to over £850,000. Only now that the flood waters have started to recede can people start to get a sense of the damage to their property. We have already started to look at how we can best support flood-affected micro-businesses and have launched a further round of funding to assist households with the rebuild.

With donations from businesses, community groups, individuals and trusts our Fund total is now £1.3m, a remarkable testament to the magnitude of the problem and the empathy felt across the country. This is a magnificent response has meant that we were able to respond to the short-term need as well as plan properly to help rebuild lives, livelihoods and communities over the coming months.  

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Raising money for

Somerset Community Foundation

Somerset Community Foundation

Charity Registration No. 1094446

Somerset Community Foundation has been facilitating community philanthropy since 2002. We work with individuals, companies, trusts and public bodies to raise funds and make grants to effective grassroots charities and community groups in Somerset. .

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Run by Somerset Community Foundation

Charity Registration No. 1094446

Donations 4725

Late addition to earlier donation from the village of Robertsbridge, East Sussex

Donation by Roger Hill. Church Warden. on 18/02/15


From Poldens & Bridgwater Riding Club

Donation by Anonymous on 08/01/15


+ £13.75 Gift Aid

This is sent on behalf of St Mary's Church Purton Wiltshire

Donation by Miss RJLegg. PCC Treasurer on 30/12/14


Proceeds of Christmas handbell festival held at Creech St Mary on 13th December 2014

Donation by HRGB South West Region on 28/12/14


+ £33.44 Gift Aid

Donation from Christchurch [Methodist/United Reformed Church]

Donation by Anonymous on 06/12/14


Donation by Anonymous on 07/10/14

Donation has been given on behalf of my Church - Downsview Methodist Church, Waddington Way, Upper Norwood, London, SE19 3XH

Donation by Alan Mills (Church Treasurer) on 29/09/14

From mufti day and cake sale at Charlton Mackrell Primary

Donation by Pupils and ex-pupils on 18/09/14


Donation by Tracy Refson on 02/09/14


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

From Tavistock Methodist Church

Donation by Anonymous on 31/08/14

Donation by Anonymous on 27/08/14


+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donated ticket sales from Simon Singh talk during Bridgwater Science Festival

Donation by Bridgwater Science Festival on 25/07/14


+ £37.50 Gift Aid

Donation by King's College Taunton on 16/07/14


+ £100.00 Gift Aid

Raised by Bridgwater College staff at their annual end of year raffle.

Donation by Bridgwater College on 14/07/14


+ £81.83 Gift Aid

Donations from a plant and cake stall held in North Molton, Devon run by an ex-resident of Muchelney.

Donation by Rose Pepper on 04/07/14


+ £31.25 Gift Aid

Roger and Adie's Gig in the Garden

Donation by Anonymous on 01/07/14


+ £15.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Robert Luther on 25/06/14


+ £16.00 Gift Aid

With all best wishes from Brompton Ralph Community Shop (West Somerset), where we held a cake sale.

Donation by Brompton Ralph Village Shop on 18/06/14


+ £11.59 Gift Aid

I am a pensioner, and want to help with what little money I have. In my country there are floods too. It is a sad.I wish you all the best, and hope things get back to normal soon. Good luck. Joyce

Donation by joyce on 17/06/14


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

proceeds from garden party fundraiser

Donation by Roger and Adie Johnson on 15/06/14


+ £150.00 Gift Aid

text donation

Donation by Anonymous on 15/06/14


via sms

Hoping that life is becoming a bit easier now. From the 14th Bromley cub Scout Pack

Donation by Anonymous on 08/06/14


+ £13.25 Gift Aid

Fundraising for Somerset Community Foundation-in particular for the grants for flood victims. This is from my 30th birthday party.

Donation by Emma Hurford on 06/06/14


+ £43.75 Gift Aid

From all the Staff at Clarks HQ in Street, The IT Department worked wonders organising a cake sale and raffle. We hope the monies goes a little way to helping everyone affected

Donation by C&J Clark International Limited on 03/06/14


+ £150.00 Gift Aid

'The Plumpies' of St Peter's Church, Kinver South Staffs, were sponsored during Lent.

Donation by H Gapper on 29/05/14


+ £50.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£178,959.47
  • Offline donations£1,209,012.00
  • Text donations£5,121.00
  • Total raised£1,393,092.47
  • Gift Aid£37,555.94

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