This page gives a link to current flood grants available for home and business owners living in England, as well as a range of additional resources that may be useful. If there are any additional grants you feel should be included here, please do get in touch through our contact us page. This page includes details of the following opportunities:
Household Flood Resilience Grant
The Household Flood Resilience Grant Scheme is a national scheme, allowing for up to £5000 funding from the UK government in order to offset the cost of flood resistance and resilience measures, to repair damage caused between 3rd and 11th December 2015. This PDF document will explain the claims progress for application of this grant and explains what measures can be covered in the application. Indicative costs of each measure are also provided.
Further details on how to apply for this are available from gov.uk.
Click below for a video on “Why you should apply for the Flood Resilience Grant”.
Communities and Business Recovery Scheme
Under the communities and business recovery scheme, government funding has been provided to the local authorities affected by Storms Desmond and Eva December during December 2015. This funding is to help recovery, but the local authority decides how to allocate the money to best meet local needs. This allows the issuing of payments of up to £500.
For more information please click here. This will give information about a range of flood grants or schemes and the applicability requirements of candidates.
Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI)
RABI are a UK based welfare charity aimed at improving the live of farmers and their families across the country. They can provide financial and guidance support for farmers who have been impacted by flooding in recent years. RABI’s help in a crisis page gives more details about ways they may be able to help. RABI paid out over £31,000 in a single month in grant funding to assist farmers following the devastation of winter flooding in 2015.
Local authorities offer reductions in council tax/business rates to occupiers of property that has been flooded. Consult your local authority to find out what is available and to see if you are eligible, this can be accessed here.
Council Tax Relief (residential property only) – This document will give further information on the flood support schemes including the Council Tax Relief scheme. As well as grant funding opportunities, this may allow a short break in council tax payments which will free up additional funding to carry out repairs as a resulting from flooding. For more information, please contact your local council.
Business Rate Relief (commercial property only) – Businesses can obtain a reduced business rate following flooding events in a similar manor to residential council tax payment relief. More information is available here.
If you run a business and have taken out Business Interruption insurance, you may be able to claim to pay employee salaries for the duration of the time you are out of your premises, secure funds to continue to trade from an alternative site and maintain cash flow while your ability to trade is restricted. If you are unsure about what is covered under this Business Interruption insurance, we advise that you contact your insurer.
You may be entitled to additional funding from various independent charities. For more advice on this, please visit the Turn2Us website. A link to this is available here.
If you are concerned about a lack of housing as a result of flooding, Shelter’s website may prove useful.
You can also always contact the citizens advice bureau too for additional advice. The English section of the website may be able to confirm any additional details you are unsure about. You can access their website here.
The Red Cross Charity’s website also gives an array of information for support in an emergency.
Farmers in England and Wales may also be able to find assistance through the Addington Fund if affected by flooding events. This is through their Trustee’s Discretionary Fund which assesses applications on a case by case basis. To see if you could get funding to support your farm either call the Addington Fund on 01926 620135 or emailing our grants department at [email protected].
If you have further information regarding flood grant funding in England, please contact us at [email protected].