Can I get funding to help recover from flooding?

The government is providing financial help for residents and businesses whose households or business premises have been affected by the recent flooding.

For residents
There are three types of funding available for residents, and you can apply for all three if you meet the criteria:

The Community Recovery Grant is a payment of up to £500 for each household affected by flooding. The grant is for people where flood water entered the habitable areas or their residence is considered ‘unliveable’ for any period of time due to the weather event. The grant doesn’t provide funds for empty homes, second homes or student accommodation. 

Click here to apply for the Community Recovery Grant.

The Council Tax Discount Scheme is available in addition to the Community Recovery Grant, and residents will be eligible for 100% relief on their council tax for at least 3 months* following the flooding. The same rate of relief is available on temporary accommodation for anyone unable to return to their home (primary residence).
* Longer if residents cannot return to their home.

Click here to apply for the Council Tax Discount Scheme.

The Household Flood Resilience Grant will allow homes and businesses to apply* for up to £5,000 to help protect from future flooding. The grants will help pay for a range of property improvements, such as putting in flood doors and raising electrics off ground level.
* Applications for this will be reviewed and processed as soon as funding is in place.

Click here to apply for the Household Flood Resilience Grant.

Eligibility will be reviewed upon application, and may be granted where flood water has entered into the habitable areas.

For businesses
There are three types of funding available for businesses, and you can apply for all three if eligible: 

The Business Recovery Scheme is for businesses that have been directly impacted and have suffered a loss of trade because of flooding that cannot be recovered from insurance. There is up to £2,500 for eligible small and medium-sized businesses*.
* Small to medium-sized businesses are those with fewer than 250 employees and a turnover of less than £50 million.

Click here to apply for the Business Recovery Scheme.

The Business Rates Relief Scheme is available as well as the Business Recovery Scheme, and businesses will receive 100% relief on their business rates for at least 3 months* following the flooding.
* Longer if trading cannot resume from the property.

Click here to apply for the Business Rates Relief Scheme.

The Business Flood Resilience Grant will allow businesses to apply* for up to £5,000 to help protect from future flooding. The grants help homes and businesses to become more resilient to flooding by helping to pay for a range of property improvements.
The funding 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.
* Applications for this will be reviewed and processed as soon as funding is in place.

Click here to apply for the Business Flood Resilience Grant.

Eligibility criteria is displayed in the forms, and will be reviewed upon application.

More information

GOV.UK - News - Business rates and council tax relief

GOV.UK - News - Grants for flood prevention