MSPs encourage Dumfries and Galloway residents to apply to Flood Appeal

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SNP MSPs are encouraging those across the region affected by flooding to apply to the Flood Appeal before Friday’s deadline.
Joan McAlpine and Emma Harper helped clear up after the floods and are keen people across the region don’t miss out.
Households or community groups wishing to apply to Foundation Scotland’s Appeal must do so before 4.00pm on Friday 27th May.
Ms McAlpine said:  “This fund has been raised from generous donations by members of the public, businesses and by funders of Foundation Scotland expressly for the purpose of helping those affected by the floods, so I would urge my constituents to apply if they have not already done so.”
Ms Harper added:  “Having witnessed first-hand the terrible damage caused by the floods, I don’t want anyone affected in the region to miss this opportunity to secure financial support.”
The Appeal was launched in January as a response to the unprecedented rainfall caused by Storms Desmond, Eve and Frank.  Since then the Appeal has raised over £675K thanks to the support of the public, Foundation Scotland’s individual and corporate clients, Aberdeenshire Council, Scottish Government, Players of the People’s Postcode Lottery and Comic Relief. 
Details of how to apply and more information on what the Appeal will fund can be found on Foundation Scotland website at or call Foundation Scotland on 0141 341 4960.
Note to Editors:
Foundation Scotland connects dynamic local organisations to philanthropists and people who wish to give money to support their local community.  Foundation Scotland is Scotland’s busiest grant-maker distributing approximately £5M annually to exceptional projects on behalf of their clients. Their in-depth knowledge of the charitable sector ensures giving has the most positive local impact.