The Council is continuing its response to the recent flooding, with our efforts now very much focused on the recovery phase - helping people and businesses get back to normal as quickly as possible.
Financial assistance for flooded homes
The Government and Rotherham Council has launched a financial package of assistance for households significantly affected by the recent flooding.
Support for households consists of:
- Up to £600 per affected household, made up of up to £500 Community Recovery Grant from Government plus additional £100 hardship funding from Rotherham Council
- Council Tax Relief for a minimum of 3 months
Criteria for residential properties:
The grant of up to £600 is paid direct to the household. Applicants must meet the following criteria;
- Households are eligible where flood water has entered the habitable areas of the property,
- or the residence is considered unliveable for any period of time due to flooding.
- Flood water in gardens, sheds, garages is not covered by the scheme.
- The grant does not apply to empty homes, second homes or student accommodation.
Financial assistance for flooded businesses
The Government and Rotherham Council has launched a financial package of assistance for business owners significantly affected by the recent flooding. This scheme is only available to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).
The support consists of:
- Business Recovery Grant - up to £2,500 per business
- Business Rates relief for a minimum of 3 months.
Criteria for businesses
The grant is up to £2,500 and paid direct to the business. Applicants must meet the following criteria;
- Directly impacted by the weather event - for instance there was flood damage to the property, equipment, and/or stock;
- Directly suffered a loss of trade due to restricted access to premises, equipment, and or stock. Also through reduced access for customers.
- Only applies to SMEs.
Using Claims Management companies
If you are thinking of using a claims management company, please read this advice from the Association of British Insurers
We will continue to provide community skips where we know flooding has occurred to help residents with their clean up following the floods.
The council will look to support small businesses with their external clean up and removal of flood-damaged items.
Other sources of help and information
- national charity which helps, supports and represents people at risk of flooding
- donate to or receive support from the SYCF South Yorkshire Flood Disaster Relief Appeal