Flood Grant Application Deadline

Deadline for receipt of applications to Cheshire West and Chester Council for funding from the Repair and Renew Grant is 30 November 2014.

Grants, of up to £5,000 were provided by government to help people to protect their property from flood damage in the future.

To be eligible to claim for a grant, homes or businesses must have sustained flood damage between 1 December 2013 and 31 March 2014.

The grant is intended to be used for the installation of flood resilience equipment to safeguard properties in the future.

Measures could include everything from moving electrical fittings and airbrick covers to waterproofing walls, altering floors and installing a driveway barrier.

STORY NOTE:

If your property was affected by flooding between 1 December 2013 and 31 March 2014 owners could be entitled to up to £5,000 to help protect your property in the future.

Where to find help:

The Grant

The Repair and Renew Grant (RRG) scheme has been introduced by Government to support homes and businesses affected by the flooding of winter 2013/2014.

Qualification

The grant is for home and business owners who experienced flooding between 1 December 2013 and 31 March 2014, to implement flood resistance and/or resilience measures to minimise the impact of any future floods.

The interior of your home or business must have been damaged by flooding.

The RRG will not fund general repairs from flood damage or insurance excess payments.

You must not have received other sources of public or insurance funding to establish the same resilience measures applied for (such as Property Level Protection scheme.)

Business applicants need to comply with State Aid requirements. The Government announced three tiers of support for businesses affected by the recent flooding, RRG being just one. State Aid law is the means by which the European Union regulates state funded support to businesses. It does not affect support for householders.

Full details of all support can be found in the Government’s Flood Support Schemes guidance document:

  • Gov.uk website (search for ‘Flooding recovery’).
  • Council officers from Emergency Planning and Localities can offer advice.

Retrospective applications will be considered if flooding has occurred within specified dates and measures that demonstrate value for money have been installed.

You may not qualify if your property is located in an area that is due to benefit from an approved Community Flood Defence Scheme.

As part of the grant application process, applicants must provide two competitive quotes.