Red Cross still has nearly $10 million to give

2:12 pm on 19 February 2011

The Red Cross says it still has more than $9.5 million in its appeal fund to help victims of Canterbury's September quake.

It says more than $12 million of the $22 million donated has been distributed to more than 8000 applicants.

About 2500 applications were denied for various reasons.

The Red Cross's national programmes manager, David Neal, says most of the remaining money will go towards a relocation grant, which will help people forced to leave their homes while they are being repaired.

Mr Neal says most of the fund has been spread across the emergency, hardship and damaged-home grants.