Following my comments to the House on
By working alongside the Church of England’s infrastructure the Church Urban Fund are already present in a large number of communities and aim to strengthen existing resource and capacity, to be more effective and sustainable for the long term.
The money raised in this fund will be available to victims of the floods across the country in both urban and rural areas. It is hoped the Church Urban Fund will be able to support those in most need as it did when the last major floods hit the country in 2000 and 2007. The Church Commissioners are also aware that the Dioceses in the south-west of England are supporting locally focused funds which have been set up to provide assistance to the flood affected families and businesses in the south-west.