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Flood victims in Stockport are being offered grants and a council tax freeze

Posted: 13/08/19

Stockport Council are offering grants of up to £200 to residents whose homes had internally flooded between the 28th July and the 9th August 2019 and is also freezing council tax for up to four months for those affected. Numerous areas in Stockport were left underwater after a month’s worth of rain fell in less than 24 hours.

Those who wish to apply for a grant will need to provide photographic evidence of flooding in their property as well as evidence that they have made an insurance claim.  The council has stressed that only properties which were affected in line with a definition set out by the National Flood Emergency Framework for England are eligible to apply, this includes:

  • Properties that have flooded internally, where water has entered the building.
  • Basements and below ground level floors.
  • Garages are included if in the fabric of the building. Garages adjacent or separate from the main building are not included.
  • The definition also includes occupied caravans and park homes, but not tents.

This grant does not cover water damage caused by failure of a water main, internal water systems or a sewerage system – unless the failure was itself caused by the adverse weather conditions. Also, under no circumstances will Stockport Council be liable for any damage, injury or loss of any kind whatsoever to any property or persons occurring as a result of activities undertaken with this award.

Only properties affected by the flooding, as affected in the scope outlined above are eligible for this funding. Please only apply if you meet the above criteria or you’ll be required to return the funding. The deadline for applications is 11.59pm on Sunday, September 22 2019.

For more information, please click here.

Business owners who were affected may be be able to apply for a temporary reduction is business rates for three months. For more information, please click here.