The government has announced the extension of the £5,000 grant scheme available to homes and businesses affected by flooding last winter. The Property Flood Resilience Scheme will be extended by nine months to take into account delays to repair work and the local additional pressures placed on local authorities by coronavirus. This extension also allows more time for repairs and for local authorities to process the grants.
The new deadline for applications from communities flooded in November 2019 is now the 31st December 2021, while those who flooded in February 2020 have until the 1st July 2022.
The grants of up to £5,000 are a contribution towards making a property more resilient to future flooding, such as putting in flood doors and raising electrics from ground level.
The extension aims to provide reassurance to eligible communities across the country affected by the flooding in November 2019 and Storms Ciara and Dennis in February 2020, giving them more time to build back better following the additional challenges placed on the country due to coronavirus.
The PFR scheme is administered through local authorities. Members of the public should contact their council directly to access eligibility criteria and the application process for individual schemes. Flood-hit homes, businesses and charities in communities with over 25 properties flooded between 8th November and 18th November 2019 and during Storms Ciara and Dennis in February will be eligible to apply.
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