UK Flood Recovery Grants

Flood-hit homes and businesses may be able to apply for and receive up to £5000 financial support to help protect them from future flooding.

Register your interest in obtaining flood resistance measures here:

The grants, which will be made available through local authorities from the end of November 2019 onwards, will help homes and businesses to become more resistant and resilient to flooding by helping to pay for a range of property improvements.

The main difference between flood resistance and resilience is that resistance aims to prevent water entering a building, whereas resilience aims to reduce the damage that is done when water enters a building and speed up the recovery process.

The funding can be used towards the costs of installing flood resistance measures such as flood barriers and water pumps, or resilience measures such as raising electrics above the flood level.

The grants are open to homes and businesses that have been seriously affected by flooding this autumn.

The first stage to any flood mitigation scheme should start with a survey to assess the risk, property construction type and client goals. It is important to ensure that your surveyor is correctly qualified to advise on flood mitigation (e.g Chartered Surveyor or Civil Engineer) and has full Professional Indemnity Insurance.

 

This additional support for homes and businesses comes on top of grants worth up to £25,000 which will be made available to flood-hit farmers in northern England.

People are advised to continue to check their flood risk and keep up to date with the latest situation on the Environment Agency’s flood warnings page, or by calling Floodline on 0345 988 1188.

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