Tue, Aug 3, 2021 5:25 AM

Mayoral relief fund opens

Applications are now being considered for help through Marlborough's Mayoral Relief Fund for those badly affected by last month's storm. Photo: Supplied.

Staff reporter

Marlborough’s Mayoral Relief Fund to help the region in its storm recovery effort is now open for applications.

Residents who suffered personal financial or emotional hardship in the recent storm and floods are eligible to apply for up to $1000 from Marlborough District Council.

Announcing the fund late last month, Mayor John Leggett thanked Acting Minister for Emergency Management Kris Faafoi for the Government’s donation of $100,000 towards Marlborough’s recovery.

“We have also received donations from a number of local individuals and businesses, which shows real community spirit,” Mayor Leggett says..

The committee considering the applications has some discretion depending on evidence of hardship.

Anyone wishing to donate to the fund can do so via online banking. Simply add the Marlborough District Council’s account number: 02-0600-0202861-00 and include ‘Mayoral Fund’ as a reference.

Alternatively people can make a payment to the fund at the Council reception at 15 Seymour Street, Blenheim.

People wishing to apply to the fund can do so via the Council website at https://bit.ly/MayoralReliefFund