Financial assistance grants for residents and businesses impacted by Storm Henk flooding

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Lichfield District Council is pleased to be able to provide financial support to the small number of people whose homes or businesses were flooded during Storm Henk, 2-12 January 2024.  

We have contacted those we are aware of, and anyone else has until 5pm on 9 April 2024 to apply for support under this Government scheme.

The following financial support schemes may be available to affected residents and businesses if we can verify that the criteria is met:

Community Recovery Grant: £500 grant per eligible household.  

Primary residences that were internally flooded as result of Storm Henk where:

  • Flood water entered into the habitable areas of the residence; or
  • Flood water did not enter into habitable areas, but the local authority regards that the residence was otherwise considered unliveable for a period of time.
  • Second homes and empty homes are not eligible.

Council Tax Discount: If you had to move out of your primary residence and it is unliveable as a result of flooding during Storm Henk you could be eligible for 100% discount on Council tax for at least three months.

Business Recovery Grant: £2,500 grant to support SME’s impacted by severe flooding.

Business Rates Relief Scheme: If your business premises were flooded during Storm Henk you could be eligible for 100% rate relief for a minimum of three months.

NOTE: Applications for this grant are now closed.

Published: 28 March 2024