Emergency grants being made by Red Cross

10:48 pm on 14 September 2010

The Red Cross in Canterbury is offering one-off emergency grants to people whose homes have been strcuturally damaged.

The grants will vary between $1000 and $3000.

The Red Cross says people who qualify are those who have been issued a red or yellow card building inspection certificate from a council-appointed inspector.

The cards specify the house cannot be lived in until repairs are made or have been found to be totally unliveable.