Repair and Renew – Flood Grant application deadline January 2015

Homeowners and businesses have until January 15 to apply for a grant if their properties were flooded during last winter’s bad weather.

Cheshire West and Chester Council has extended the deadline for the Government grant titled Repair and Renew. Funding can be up to £5,000.

To be eligible the buildings must have been flooded between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2014 and is intended to be used for the installation of flood resilience equipment to safeguard properties in the future.

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

Contact the Council at floodgrant@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk or ring 01244 973869. Applicants should not have previously received insurance or other funding to pay for the work.

People who have already paid for the installation of flood resilience equipment can make a retrospective application and will need to demonstrate that they were flooded in the eligible period, produce proof of expenditure and demonstrate that value for money has been achieved.

The Repair and Renew Grant is being administered by the Council for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

NOTE: The Repair and Renew Grant is part of a package of measures announced by the Government to help homeowners and businesses affected by the flooding.

In addition to the grant, residents affected by flooding may also be eligible for Council Tax discount and businesses affected by flooding could be eligible for Business Rates Flooding Relief as well as grant assistance under the Business Support Scheme.

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