Flood hit residents and businesses can now apply for up to £5,000 to help make their properties more secure against future flooding.
The Repair and Renew grant is available to homes and businesses that were flooded between 1 December 2013 and 31 March 2014 to implement flood resistance and resilience measures to minimise the impact of any future floods.
Economic Portfolio Holder, Councillor Peter Giddings, said: “This is another key grant in the range of Government support available to help home-owners and businesses get back on their feet after the floods, and is particularly aimed at improving how well properties can withstand future flood events. I would encourage anyone whose property has been affected by the floods to see if this grant might be applicable to them.”
Full details of the grant and a guide to how to apply can be found at www.testvalley.gov.uk/repairandrenew Applications can be made online or in hard copy format.
Test Valley Borough Council is administering the Government package of support for businesses and homes affected by flooding which also includes a Council Tax Flood discount, Business Rates Flooding Relief and a Business Support Grant. For more information on all the schemes visit www.testvalley.gov.uk/floodhelp
For further information, please contact Tracey McKenzie-Robinson, Communications Team at Test Valley Borough Council on 01264 368109.