Flood Support Schemes
The Government has announced a number of schemes to help businesses and homeowners recover from flooding since 1 December 2013. Please see the Government's Flood Support Schemes Guidance Notes for more information.
The following schemes have been announced by the Government:
- The Repair and Renew Grant: All homeowners and businesses that have suffered flood damage between 1 December 2013 and 31 March 2014 may be eligible for a grant. Grants will be available to fund measures that will improve a property's resilience or resistance to flooding over and above repairs that are normally covered by insurance. Full details about how this fund will operate have not been released by Government and more information will be available on our website as soon as the details are finalised.
- Business Rates Flooding Relief: Business properties that have been flooded may be eligible for 100% business rate relief for three months. Eligible business properties that have been flooded on any day between 1 December 2013 and 31 March 2014 are entitled to apply.
- Council Tax Discounts: Council Tax discounts are available to homeowners whose homes have been flooded at any time between 1 December 2013 and 31 March 2014.
- Business Support Scheme: The Government has provided funding to Dartford Borough Council to offer one-off grants to small and medium sized businesses that have been affected by flooding since 1 December 2013. Eligible businesses for this grant are those that have suffered hardship and significant loss of trade as a result of flooding.
If your home or business property is within the Borough of Dartford and has been affected by flooding since 1 December 2013 and you think you may be eligible for one or more of the above schemes, please complete the Expression of Interest form PDF, 48.6 KB and Online: Contact the Finance Team or return it to us by post at the address on the form.
If you have any queries, please call us on 01322 343434.
Once we have received your Expression of Interest, we will contact you to help you take your application forward.