Flood-hit homes eligible for cash

Coun Jennifer Mein
Coun Jennifer Mein
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The Government has announced details of a scheme to help householders and businesses make their properties more resistant to future floods.

Under the scheme, householders and businesses affected by Storms Desmond and Eva can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to help make their homes more resilient to flooding in the future.

County Councillor Jennifer Mein, leader of Lancashire County Council, said: “All of Lancashire’s affected councils have been working very hard with central government and other agencies to help homeowners and businesses to get back on their feet following the flooding. This new scheme should play a real part in reducing the impact of any future flooding.”

The grants will be administered by local district councils who will provide advice on how to apply.

Support is also available for farmers. Details are available at: www.gov.uk/government/news/recovery-fund-for-flood-affected-farmers-opens