How to apply for help with flooding costs

Published: 27 October 2023

Exeter Place flooding October 2023

Financial support is available through the Flood Recovery Framework

Financial help is available for people who have been directly affected by recent flooding.

Residents and businesses across the city can apply for funding to help them recover from the impact of Storm Babet, after Saturday 21 October saw the River Derwent reach its highest recorded level.  

Support is available through a Government scheme known as the Flood Recovery Framework, which is used in exceptional circumstances to help councils and communities following severe flooding.

The funds are aimed at providing immediate financial relief to help those impacted by hardship that has been caused by flooding.

  • Flooded households can apply for up to £500 to help with immediate costs.  
  • Households and businesses significantly affected by recent flooding will be eligible for 100% council tax and business rates relief for at least three months.
  • Small-to-medium sized businesses will be eligible for up to £2,500 from the Business Recovery Grant to help them return quickly to business as usual.  
  • Eligible flood-hit property owners will be able to apply for up to £5,000 to help make their homes and businesses more resilient to future flooding via the Property Flood Resilience Repair Grant Scheme.

Councillor Baggy Shanker, Leader of Derby City Council said:

Families and businesses are already facing a number of financial challenges and if they are to get back on their feet, they need help immediately.

If flood water has entered your home or business, I would urge you to apply for the financial help available.

My heart goes out to everyone affected by flooding and I would like again to thank our Council teams and emergency services for getting the city up and running.

Affected households and businesses can apply for funds on the Council’s website.

The deadline for applications is 30 November 2023. Payment to eligible households and businesses will be processed as soon as possible.

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