Turnditch & Windley Parish Council

Serving the people of Turnditch & Windley

Clerk RFO: Laura Storey
P O Box 8108, Derby
Derbyshire DE1 0ZU

Tel: 07941 052009

Derbyshire Flood Resilience Grant

Derbyshire Flood Resilience Grant

If you were affected by the floods in November 2019, either at your home or your business, there is a new grant scheme that could help you.

Flood-hit homes and businesses will be able to receive up to £5,000 to help protect them from future flooding.

The government grants, which will be made available through local authorities, will 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.

The grants will be open to homes and businesses that have been seriously affected by flooding in autumn 2019, including communities in Amber Valley some of which experienced a month's worth of rain in a single day during the week in November.

To be eligible, Amber Valley properties and business must have been severely damaged by flooding on the following dates

  • Between 7 and 18 November 2019 in the Derbyshire Dales, Amber Valley, Chesterfield or South Derbyshire districts

It offers flood-hit homes and businesses up to £5,000 (including VAT) to make changes to properties to reduce the flood risk to them in the future and make them more resilient.

The money is to fund the additional cost, over the costs of a standard property repair, using materials which are more resistant and resilient to damage from flooding. For example, it might offer help to move electrical sockets from the bottom of the wall to higher up the wall, or provide flood doors to reduce the risk of water entering the property.

Applications close on 31st October 2020; apply urgently so that you don't miss out.

Follow this link for more information and application

Posted: Fri, 02 Oct 2020 10:00 by Laura Storey

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