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Funding for Flood Hit Homes in Dorset

Flood Damage Portland

11:18am 3rd March 2014

If you're home or business was damaged in the Dorset storms, you could get some money to help you rebuild.

The Government has announced a number of ways in which they're prepared to help.

A range of aid packages can be accessed through Dorset's various district and borough councils, including business rate relief, tax rebates for flooded homes, or a £5,000 grant for work to help bolster your property from future flooding.

There's also a 10 million pound flood fund for farmers who've been waterlogged.

Dorset County Concil Leader Spencer Flower exclusively told Wessex FM last month that the authority was already looking into to the possibility of getting some government funding to help flood hit properties.

Cllr Spencer Flower, leader of Dorset County Council, said;

"This is good news for the people of Dorset. We are working with our partner councils to ensure that there are a clear set of criteria to use to help people and businesses who need it.

"It is important for the local economy that businesses have the help they need to get them back on their feet and continue trading."

To apply for any of these initiatives visit www.dorsetforyou.com/flooding for full details. There is an online form for you to complete if your property has been flooded.

There is also financial support being offered by several major banks. Banks and Building Societies including RBS, Lloyds, Barclays, HSBC, Santander and Nationwide are offering a range of support programmes including the £250m UK Storm Business Fund offering three month interest free and fee-free loans. Advisers can be contacted on 0800 529 8544.

For information about what the Government has promised in support click here.

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