11th January 2024

Government grants for residents and businesses affected by Storm Henk

Wiltshire Council is advising homeowners and businesses impacted by Storm Henk to apply for government grant funding.

There are several different types of support, depending on the damage and the type of property affected, including:
• Community Recovery Grant: grants of up to £500 to help affected severely affected flooding households with their immediate recovery
• Business Recovery Grant: up to £2,500 per small and medium -sized enterprise (SME) to support businesses that have suffered severe impacts from the floods
• Council Tax Discount: 100% council tax relief, for a minimum of three months, for residents whose property has been flooded, or which is considered unliveable, as a consequence of Storm Henk
• Business Rates Relief: 100% relief from business rates, for a minimum of three months, for businesses directly impacted by Storm Henk
• Property Flood Resilience Repair Grant Scheme: grants of up to £5,000 will be made available to eligible local authorities to help homes and businesses to become more resilient to flooding by helping to pay for a range of property improvements
• Farming Recovery Fund: Farmers who have suffered uninsurable damage to their land will be able to apply for grants of up to £25,000 towards repair and reinstatement costs for farmers adversely affected by exceptional flooding.

Homeowners and businesses that have been affected by flooding from Storm Henk should contact the council in the first instance on  stormhenksupport@wiltshire.gov.uk.

Any homeowners and businesses that were affected by Storm Babet can apply for grants of up to £5,000 until Monday 15 January. To find out more, people should go to Wiltshire Council’s website.