Community Recovery Grant
Which households will be eligible?
- For reporting purposes, eligible households will be primary residences where, as a result of the relevant weather event:
- Flood water entered into the habitable areas of the residence; or
- Flood water did not enter into the habitable areas, but the local authority regards that the residence was otherwise considered unliveable for any period of time.
- Second homes will not be eligible.
- Empty homes will not be eligible.
- Instances where households might be considered unliveable could include:
- where access to the property is severely restricted (e.g. upper floor flats with no access);
- key services such as sewerage, draining, and electricity are severely affected;
- the adverse weather has resulted in other significant damage to the property such that it would be or would have been advisable for residents to vacate the premises for any period of time, regardless of whether they do vacate or not;
- flooded gardens or garages will not usually render a household eligible but there may be exceptions where it could be demonstrated that such instances mean effectively that the property is unliveable
We are currently working to support our communities and businesses affected by the flooding that took place on February 16, 2020.
Community recovery grants are now available to help residents affected by the recent flooding, following support from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.
Residents whose homes suffered internal flooding will be eligible to apply for up to £500 to give support quickly.
To apply please call our contact centre on 01636 650000.
Some residents already identified in need of support are currently being contacted.
Households are also eligible for council tax relief. Please discuss this with a member of the Customer Services team.
Nottinghamshire County Council Hardship Fund
Nottinghamshire County Council has also announced a hardship fund which has been made available to help residents affected by the recent flooding.
Residents whose homes suffered internal flooding will be eligible to apply for a one-off payment of £120.
Small or micro businesses with up to 49 employees, whose premises were flooded will be eligible to apply for an emergency payment of £300 to help them cope with immediate, short-term loss of income.
To apply residents can ring the county council’s contact centre on 0300 500 8080. Customer Service Centre staff are available between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday to take information and payments will be made to those who are eligible.
With your consent, Newark and Sherwood District Council will pass this information through to Nottinghamshire County Council for the purpose of administering the Nottinghamshire County Councils Hardship Fund.
Business Flood Recovery / Framework Grant
Businesses significantly affected with internal flooding will be eligible for business rates relief. To apply please call our Customer Services team on 01636 650000.
Business Recovery Grant
You can also apply for the Government’s Business Recovery Grant of up to £2,500.
East Midlands Chamber
The East Midlands Chamber are offering a year's free membership to help business affected by flooding East Midlands Chamber.