Flood Recovery Grants and Discounts - Storms Ciara and Dennis 2020
Following Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis, the Government announced that it will provide support under the Flood Recovery Framework for those local council areas that had been significantly impacted.
The financial measures that have been put in to place are summarised below, with further information and applications forms available for four different grants.
Government Community Recovery Grant
The Community Recovery Grant is a £500 grant payable to eligible households flooded as a result of Storm Ciara and/or Storm Dennis and where the conditions of the grant scheme are met. You will need to complete an application form in order to apply for this grant.
Government Business Recovery Grant
The Business Recovery Grant is a grant of up to £2,500 that is available to help support recovery in the aftermath of Storm Ciara and/or Storm Dennis. The grant can be claimed by small and medium sized businesses based in the Rossendale Valley in order to help them return quickly to business as usual. You will need to complete an application form in order to apply for this grant.
Council Tax Discount Scheme
The Council Tax Discount Scheme applies where domestic properties have been flooded as a result of Storm Ciara and/or Storm Dennis in Rossendale, where the conditions of the discount scheme are met. This discount scheme gives 100% Council Tax discount for a minimum of 3 months, or while anyone is unable to return home if longer, for primary residences. You will need to complete an application form in order to apply for this grant.
Business Rates Flood Relief Scheme
The Busines Rate Flood Relief Scheme applies where businesses have been flooded as a result of Storm Ciara and/or Storm Dennis in the Rossendale Valley, where the conditions of the relief scheme are met. The relief scheme gives 100% rate relief for at least three months up to state aid de minimis levels. You will need to complete an application form in order to apply for this grant.
Property Flood Resilience Scheme Grant
The government has announced that Property Flood Resilience Scheme grants of up to £5,000 will be made available to help homes and businesses to become more resilient to flooding by helping to pay for a range of property improvements. It will go towards the additional costs of installing fittings and materials that increase resistance to damage from water in the future, such as putting in flood doors and raising electrics off ground level. You will need to complete an application form in order to apply for this grant.
Scanned copies of any of the applications can be sent to [email protected]
Alternatively applications can be returned to;
Rossendale Borough Council
The Business Centre, Futures Park
Further information and paper applications forms are available by contacting [email protected]. Applications will be processed as quickly as possible.