Flood support schemes

If your home or business has been flooded because of Storm Babet, 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:

Schemes administered by the county 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.

Storm Babet - Property Food Resilience (PFR) Repair Grant Funding

If your home or business was flooded during Storm Babet 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 may be eligible for Property Flood Resilience Repair Grant funding.  Property owners should contact their local district or borough bouncil for more information and how to apply.

The PFR Repair Grant Funding Scheme ends on 1 August 2025, however property owners must make an application for the funding as soon as possible to ensure the remedial works are completed by this time.

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 Repair Grant Funding

Residential and business property owners affected by flooding may be able to apply for up to £5,000.  The funding is a contribution towards remedial work to protect properties from future flooding.  A £500 contribution towards a property survey is included in the £5,000.  The funding may not coverall the costs involved; the property owner will need to pay for these additional costs.

Key Criteria

  • Only applies to flooded properties during Storm Babet (19.10.23 to 25.10.23)
  • 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 Flood Team 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 be paid directly to the approved trader who will be completing the survey and remedial works.
  • 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.
  • 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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