Red Cross flood grant applications close

Red Cross

Australian Red Cross has stopped taking new emergency cash relief flood grant applications, as the number of applications has met the level of funds available.

Red Cross Acting Director of Australian Programs Garry Page said $20 million dollars had been distributed so far through approximately 40,000 grants, and an estimated 30,000 eligible applications will be processed in the coming days and weeks

“We anticipate these as-yet-unprocessed grants will mean available funds – almost $40 million – are effectively fully allocated,” he said.

“It wouldn’t be fair for us to continue to accept applications when there are unlikely to be grant funds available, so we have closed applications.”

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