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Storm Babet Flood Recovery Scheme update

South Derbyshire District Council is encouraging people to apply for financial help if their home or business was flooded by the recent Storm Babet.

The Flood Recovery Relief Framework is a set of government-backed grants and schemes to help councils and communities following severe flooding.

The financial support is open for applications and we are encouraging eligible residents and businesses who have been affected by flooding to take advantage of these relief measures. Customer Services have proactively contacted those affected by the flooding that we were already aware of to encourage them to apply, but we are keen to ensure no one else misses out on the range of support measures available here.

The support ranges from one-off grants of up to £500, to discounts on Council Tax for any resident whose home was considered uninhabitable.

Businesses could be eligible for up to £2,500 if they had flood damage to property, equipment, stock or suffered loss of trade because customers or suppliers couldn’t reach them. They could also be eligible for business rate relief for a minimum of three months.

Residential and business properties affected by Storm Babet may also qualify for a Property Flood Resilience Repair Grant of up to £5,000. This grant will help make homes and businesses more resilient to future flooding and will be administered by Derbyshire County Council. Details of this will be announced soon.

If you are aware of a resident or business affected by the recent flooding, they can find out more information and apply by visiting: Flood recovery relief | South Derbyshire District Council.