Apply for a business flooding recovery grant

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A recovery grant fund has been set up for businesses impacted by recent flooding.

We manage this fund in line with Government guidance.


To be eligible, you must be a small to medium-sized business.

Larger and local businesses that are part of a national chain are likely to be ineligible.

You must have:

  • experienced flood damage to property, equipment and/or stock
  • or, been indirectly impacted by flooding, such as:
    • restricted access to premises, equipment or stock
    • restricted access for customers, suppliers or staff
    • directly suffered a loss of trade as a result

Your business will not be eligible:

  • if you have made no efforts to seek appropriate insurance
  • if you have failed to take recommended measures after any previous flooding
  • for routine business expenses or costs recoverable elsewhere

Public bodies with properties impacted by the flooding are not eligible.

If successful, impacted businesses will receive up to £2,500.

You will need

  • organisation details (for example, address, email, type of business)
  • VAT number and company registration if applicable
  • company bank account details
  • relevant insurance details, including insurance provider and policy number
  • details of how your business has been impacted by the flooding

What happens next?

We will review your application and contact you within seven working days.