Wessex FM News

Contact the News Team:
Tel: 01305 250333

Affected by the Floods? Funding Now Available for Dorset


11:51am 1st April 2014

Dorset homes and businesses hit by this year's flooding can now apply for money to protect their properties.

The governments Repair and Renewal Grant went LIVE this morning and you could claim up to 5 thousand pounds through the local authorities.

The purpose of the grant is to help people with the cost of buying and installing new measures to reduce the chances of flooding in the first place, or limit the damage should they be flooded in the future.

This could include things like a new driveway barrier or replacing doors and windows with water resistant alternatives, or moving electricity sockets to a safer level.

Even if property owners have already fitted new measures following this winter's flooding they can still apply for the grant retrospectively to cover the cost.

Environment Minister Dan Rogerson said:

"My sympathy is with everyone who was affected by the floods this winter.

"We are working hard to help people rebuild their lives, get back on their feet after the flooding and build a more resilient country for the future.

"I would urge anyone who was flooded to apply for a grant to become more flood resilient. This support, coupled with the government's record investment in flood defences, will ensure we are better protected from the risk of flooding in the future."

The Government is spending £2.4 billion on tackling flooding and coastal erosion in this four year period - this is more than ever before.

Government information and advice about flooding and recovery in parts of the UK can be found here https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-floods-2014-government-response

Sign up for the latest local news direct to your inbox

Share This Story

Submit this page to redditDelicious

The Bun Run

Request the cakes for your workplace!

Book Your Table

For sales in January and March

Free Fuel Friday

Find out how to get your car sticker

Dorset Webcams

Take a look around our beautiful county

Book our Disco

Have DJ Owen at your party or celebration!

Meeting Room Hire

Come to Wessex FM for your meeting or conference


We Use Cookies

This website uses cookies to store information on your computer.

By using this website you accept the use of cookies as explained in the terms of our cookie policy.