Grants on offer to help protect local homes from flooding

If your home or business flooded in February 2020 you may be entitled to a grant to help prevent your property from being flooded again.

After an extension to the national scheme, Lichfield District Council is inviting owners of homes or businesses that flooded in storms Ciara and Dennis in February 2020 to apply for a property flood resilience grant of up to £5,000.

Councillor Rob Strachan, Cabinet Member for Finance, Procurement and Revenues & Benefits, said: “We know how heart-breaking it is to have your home or businesses flooded, and we want to help make sure local properties are able to withstand possible future flooding events.

“This is why we’re inviting anyone who owns a property in the district that flooded in February 2020 to apply for funding to install measures to help make sure it doesn’t happen again.”

To be eligible for a grant, an independent surveyor will need to assess the property to advise on the best way to make a property more resilient to future flooding, such as putting in flood doors and raising electrics from ground level.

The funding can only be spent on flooding mitigation measures and cannot be used for repairs.

To find out more and how to apply for a property flood resilience grant, go to www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/floodrelief.