Scheme Announced To Help Those Affected By Flooding

Scheme Announced To Help Those Affected By Flooding

21/02/20 - Nottinghamshire County Council has announced details of the government scheme to support the recovery of homes and businesses affected by the recent flooding.

The scheme helps local businesses who have been directly flooded or have been unable to trade due to the floods.  This includes the Business Recovery Grant managed by Nottinghamshire County Council which can offer up to £2,500. Eligible businesses could also receive temporary business rate relief through a grant managed by the relevant District Council. Flooding

The range of support also includes financial help for residents whose homes have been directly flooded or rendered unliveable due to the flooding through Council Tax Relief and the Community Recovery Grant which can provide up to £500 for immediate support and is managed by the relevant District Council.

To help homeowners and businesses identify what support they could receive the County Council has published further details and contact information about all the available grants at  https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/floodinggrants

Nottinghamshire County Council has already helped householders and businesses in the worst affected areas with a one-off payment of £120 for residents and £300 for businesses through its Hardship Fund, with applications still be taken in relation to the recent floods.  To find out more information about eligibility and applying for the fund visit the County Council’s flooding grants webpage or call 0300 500 8080.

This package of support is in response to the recent extreme weather. Following storms Ciara and Dennis and sustained rainfall, a multi-agency recovery operation commenced involving county and district councils, voluntary agencies and emergency services to help get Nottinghamshire up and running again.

Councillor Kay Cutts MBE, Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council said: “Having recently visited residents that were affected, I understand how distressing and upsetting it is for homeowners and businesses when flooding causes damage to their property and personal possessions or threatens their livelihoods.”

“The County Council wants to help people whose lives have been disrupted by the floods as much as it can and by announcing the government’s package of support we hope the financial support can provide the help where it’s most needed at this difficult time.”

This press release has been issued by Nottingham County Council.


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Nottinghamshire County Council
tel: 0300 500 8080