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Property flood resilience repair grant funding

Affected by flooding in October by Storm Babet? Property Flood Resilience (PFR) Repair Grant Funding is now available.

If your home or business was flooded during Storm Babet you may be eligible for support from the Government.

You can find out more information on the Government’s response:

Properties which were flooded between 19 October 2023 and 25 October 2023 may be eligible for Property Flood Resilience (PFR) Repair Grant funding of up to £5000.

Please note that there are strict funding criteria which need to be met and consider the requirements before applying.

The funding is a contribution towards remedial work to protect properties from future flooding. 

A £500 contribution towards a property survey is included in the £5000.  The funding may not cover all the survey or property flood resilience costs involved; the property owner will need to pay for these additional costs.

Key criteria

  • The grant only applies to flooded properties during Storm Babet (19 October to 25 October 2023)
  • Up to £5000 (including VAT) per affected property is available to apply for, which includes a maximum £500 survey contribution. If the survey itself costs more than £500, the additional cost must be met by the property owner.
  • A property survey is required and the cost must be paid up front by the property owner.  The cost of the survey is non-refundable.
  • Property owners will need to apply for the grant to their own local District or Borough Council.
  • Property owners must have reported their flooded property information to their local District or Borough Council or via Nottinghamshire County Council Flood Team:

The deadline for reporting affected properties has now passed:

  • Sunday 21 January 2024

Other points to consider:

  • Any funding awards will be paid directly to the approved contractor who will be completing the survey and remedial works.  Nottinghamshire County Council will appoint the approved contractor to complete the agreed works
  • Money will not be reimbursed if works are not completed.  Funding is given for improvements to reduce future flood damage and is not compensation for Storm Babet
  • Properties which have previously received PFR Repair Grant funding are not eligible to apply again, unless exceptional circumstances apply; please speak with your own local District or Borough Council if this applies to you
  • Change of property ownership does not permit additional PFR funding.

The PFR Repair Grant Funding Scheme ends on 1 August 2025, however property owners must make an application for the funding as soon as possible to ensure the remedial works are completed by this time.

Please note that grants are intended only to fund measures which improve the property’s resilience or resistance to flooding, over and above repairs that would normally be covered by insurance. More advice can be found at:

Section 1: Applicant information
Are you the owner of the property?

Section 2. Insurance/Repair Contact
Section 3. Details of property flooded
(if different from address given before.)
Is this the first flooding event?

What are the walls at the property made of: Select all that apply.

What are the floors made of at the property? Select all that apply.

Does your property have a basement?

Please estimate.
Grant claims can only be made once the installation has been fully completed [authorities may consider prepayments to assist applicants].
Declaration and data protection

To the best of my knowledge, the information in this form and all other information given in support of this application is correct. I confirm that I understand the purpose of this form and the reasons for the collection of my / our personal data (to the extent that this form contains information which is personal data for the purposes to the Data Protection Act 1998) and that I agree to my/ our personal data being used as stated.

If any information changes, I will inform Ashfield District Council immediately.

Warning – if you knowingly or recklessly make a false statement to obtain grant for yourself or anyone else you risk prosecution, and the recovery of all grant payments. By ticking the declaration question, completing and submitting this form, you are agreeing that you have read and agree with the declaration.

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