Flood support schemes

If your home or business has been flooded because of Storm Babet or Storm Henk, you can apply for financial help.

The Government has announced a scheme called the Flood Recovery Framework to help communities recover from the impacts of flooding. 

This includes a number of schemes aimed at both residents and businesses.

Schemes administered by your local district and borough councils

  • Community Recovery Grant - Flooded households in affected areas can apply for up to £500 to give cash quickly to help with immediate costs.
  • Council Tax Discount Scheme - Households significantly affected by recent flooding will be eligible for 100% council tax relief for at least three months.
  • Business Rates Relief Scheme - Businesses significantly affected by recent flooding will be eligible for a 100% business rates relief for at least three months.

To find out more about these schemes and to make a claim, please contact your local district or borough council:

Business Recovery Grant

Small-to-medium sized businesses in affected areas will be eligible for up to £2,500 from the Business Recovery Grant to help them return quickly to business as usual. More information on this scheme will be available soon.

Property Flood Resilience (PFR) Repair Grant Funding

If your home or business was flooded during Storm Babet or Storm Henk, you may be eligible for support from the Government.  Find out more about the Government’s response.

Properties which were flooded between 19 October 2023 and 25 October 2023 and/or between 2 January 2024 and 12 January 2024 may be eligible for Property Flood Resilience Repair Grant (PFR) funding. In the first instance, affected property owners should contact their local district or borough council for more information and how to apply. 

Each District and Borough Council will refer PFR applicant details to Nottinghamshire County Council 

The PFR Scheme has set deadlines to complete works for both Storms Babet and Henk and once the PFR application has been confirmed, we will work with each affected property owner to confirm the process and deadlines and the Government criteria to access this funding.

Please note that there is a strict funding criteria which needs to be met to access PRF funding.  Please consider the requirements before applying.

Property Flood Resilience (PFR) Repair  Grant Funding

Residential and business property owners affected by flooding between 19 and 25 October 2023 and/or between 2 January 2024 and 12 January 2024 only may be able to apply for up to £5000 – this is made up of a £500 survey contribution and £4,500 PFR works contribution.

The funding is a contribution to assist property owners to improve the flood resilience of their properties when they repair them after a flood, so if flooding were to reoccur, damage levels would be considerably lower, and property owners and businesses could return to their properties much more quickly.

A £500 contribution towards a property survey is included in the £5,000.  The funding may not cover all the survey or property flood resilience costs involved; the property owner will need to pay for these additional costs.

Property owners are advised not to have any work carried out prior to a proper survey being completed as this may lead in ineligibility of support from the fund.

Key Criteria

  • Only applies to flooded properties flooded during Storm Babet (19 October 2023 to 25 October 2023) and during Storm Henk (2 January 2024 and 12 January 2024).
  • Up to £5,000 (inc VAT) per affected property which includes £500 survey contribution
  • A property survey is required which cost must be paid up front by the property owner. The cost of the survey is non-refundable.
  • Property owners will need to apply to their local District or Borough Council.
  • Property owners must have reported their flooded property information to their local District or Borough Council or via Nottinghamshire County Council's flood team.  flood.team@nottscc.gov.uk or telephone Amy Perry (0115 8042163)

The deadline for reporting affected properties is Sunday 21 January 2024

  • Any funding awards will either be paid directly to the surveyor or PFR provider if procured directly by us. Alternatively, if property owners make their own arrangements, then the grant will be paid to them after all the works have been completed and verified.
  • Money will not be reimbursed if works are not completed. Funding is given for improvements to reduce future flood damage and is not compensation for Storm Babet or Storm Henk.
  • Properties which have previously received PFR Repair Grant funding are not eligible to apply again, unless exceptional circumstances apply; please speak with your local Council.
  • Change of property ownership does not permit additional PFR funding.

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