The Government has announced it will make financial support available to local councils to allow them to distribute funding to owners of flooded homes.

The Community Recovery Grant allows eligible authorities, like Tewkesbury Borough Council, to receive funding equivalent to £500 per flooded household. Residents whose properties have been severely affected by flooding can apply to the borough council for a £500 grant to help them with their immediate recovery.

The funding has been made available to local authorities where communities have experienced significant impacts as a result of severe weather that has occurred following Storm Ciara and Dennis – this includes those impacted by the 8-18 November 2019 floods.

Tewkesbury Borough Council’s leader, Councillor Rob Bird, said: “This announcement from the Government is welcome news, enabling financial support for residents whose properties have been flooded following the recent storms. I would encourage anyone from Tewkesbury Borough who has had floodwater enter their property to apply for a £500 grant.”

To apply, visit: www.tewkesbury.gov.uk/forms/flooding-community-recovery-grant

For more information on flood support, including any information on Business Recovery Grants that may become available, please visit: https://www.tewkesbury.gov.uk/flood-support-funding