Flood grants still available – deadline removed but funds limited so apply asap

Calderdale Council has now removed deadlines for people to apply for their flood grants.

This covers both the £500 Hardship grant for homeowners (including people who live on boats) and also  the business flood recovery grant for premises affected by the Boxing Day Floods.

The Repair and Renew grant is already deadline-free.However, Calderdale Council points out that funds from the government are limited, and people wanting to make an application should register their interest as soon as possible. If more people come forward for the grants than funds are available, a case will be put to the government to extend the scheme.

So far the Council has made 1,566 payments to eligible householders totalling £783,000, and 762 payments to businesses totalling £1,831,685.

It’s estimated that the December floods affected approximately 2,720 households and 1,250 businesses, so there are still people who are likely to be eligible who haven’t yet applied for funding.

To find out if you’re eligible and to apply, please visit www.calderdale.gov.uk and search for ‘Flood funding’ for an application form, or call 01422 288001.

If you are a business or a community group and your premises have been affected complete the grant application form on the Calderdale Council website and email it to business@calderdale.gov.uk.

If your home was affected please email your completed application form to floodfundingteam@calderdale.gov.uk.

2 thoughts on “Flood grants still available – deadline removed but funds limited so apply asap

  1. I was told I could apply for the cost of replacing my cooker and connection as I have had to relocate…? Could you advise with contact number please..?