Part of the money collected via Giro 777 for victims of the disaster in Limburg goes to severely affected households.

This is reported by the National Disaster Fund on Friday.

The organization expects to give about 8,000 households an amount of 1,000 euros as a helping hand.

The rest of the money goes to social initiatives that have suffered damage.

More than 8.5 million euros has already been raised via Giro 777 thanks to contributions from 150,000 donors.

Municipalities can apply to the fund for affected households.

This then transfers the money to the municipality, which then quickly passes on the one-off gift to the households.

Normally, the money from the National Disaster Fund is intended for social initiatives.

"There are organizations in the Geuldal, where, for example, children with a mental or physical disability are welcome, which have suffered a lot of damage," says treasurer of the National Disaster Fund Lodewijk van der Kroft.

"We try to help those kinds of initiatives, which have really important, vital functions for society."

Part of their damage will undoubtedly be reimbursed by insurers, says Van der Kroft, but the foundation wants to give the organizations extra support with the money.

'I keep renewing the ING app'

Organizations can submit their application to the National Disaster Fund until 1 October.

But even if they have already done so, the assessment committee will quickly provide clarity about whether or not they are eligible for the money, Van der Kroft emphasizes.

It is not yet clear how much money is involved per organization.

"There is no minimum or maximum to the applications," says Van der Kroft.

He also does not dare to predict how much money will eventually be raised. "It is going very fast at the moment, I am constantly renewing the ING app and it is always a surprise how much money has been credited. At the start of the week I had found 7 tons a nice amount, now we have collected more than ten times as much."