Stirling Council makes Flood Grants available

Stirling Council makes Flood Grants available

Grant funding is now available for Stirling premises that were directly affected by flooding during December 2015/ January 2016.

Stirling Council is to receive funding to support and assist households, businesses, community groups and charitable organisations who have been directly affected (i.e. inundated by water within their premises or with basement damage) with a flat rate grant of £1,500 each. Properties which suffered inundation of water in the garden only will not be eligible to apply.

This funding is to reimburse those affected for not receiving the full benefit of the services they pay for through their Council Tax and to enable people to protect their homes and businesses against future floods by installing flood barriers, or by carrying out flood resilient repairs.

In addition, a flat rate grant of £3,000 will be available for businesses where there is evidence that their ability to trade was severely impacted by flooding at any point during the recent severe flooding incidents in December 2015/January 2016. This could include closure for a number of days, loss of customers through disruption to production or impact on customer access.

These grants are one-off payments to support businesses in their recovery and are not intended to cover losses incurred which should have been covered by insurance.

Stirling Council’s Environment Convenor Danny Gibson said: “I would strongly encourage affected residents and business owners to submit applications as soon as possible as we are very keen to ensure these funds are provided as quickly as we can. This should go some significant way to assisting the recovery efforts arising from the recent period of stormy weather.”

If your home, business or community group premises was badly affected, you can apply for grant funding by e-mailing or calling the Flood Risk Management Team on 01786 233003, who will do their best to make sure you receive your payment as soon as possible, subject to verification.

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