Flood Recovery Support

If your property or business was flooded as a result of the recent storms Ciara and Dennis, then there may be funding available to support you.

Core Flood Recovery Schemes

Depending on the amount of flooding and damage caused you may qualify for:

Community Recovery Grant: £500 per eligible household that has been flooded or is “unliveable” as a result of flooding.

Council Tax Discount: 100% Council Tax discount for a minimum of three months, if flood water entered the home or the home was otherwise considered “unliveable”.

Business Rates Relief: 100% Business Rates Relief for a minimum of three months if the business is unable to resume trading from the property (the relief provided will be subject to State Aid limits and is only available to properties with a rateable value of less than £10m).

Business Recovery Grant: £2,500 for eligible Small and Medium Sized Enterprises which have suffered severe impacts from the floods that cannot be recovered from insurance.

Qualifying Criteria for Residential Properties

The property you are applying for must be your main home. Second or empty homes are not included in this scheme.

Flood water must have entered the inside living space of your property.

Properties considered to be “unliveable” could include: 

  • Where access to the property is severely restricted (e.g. upper floor flats with no access);
  • The adverse weather has resulted in other significant damage to the property such that it would be or would have been advisable for residents to vacate the premises for any period of time, regardless of whether they do vacate or not;

Flooded gardens or garages will not usually render a household eligible.

Qualifying Criteria for Businesses

Eligible businesses will be Small and Medium Sized businesses within flooded areas which:

  • Are directly impacted by the flooding: for instance there was flood damage to the property, equipment, and / or stock; or;
  • Are indirectly impacted by the flooding: for instance the business has had no / highly restricted access to premises, equipment and / or stock as a result of flooding, restricted access for customers, suppliers and/or staff; and directly suffered a loss of trade as a result.

How to apply

If you have read the qualifying criteria and still believe you qualify for support, then please register your details using our online form.

We will then assess your claim as soon as possible and contact you. This may include an officer from the Council or its partners visiting the affected property.

Submit an application form

Other Non-core Schemes

You may also be eligible for up to £5,000 to help make your property more resilient to future flooding. The Council will communicate details of this additional scheme in due course following further information anticipated from Central Government.