Flood Recovery Grants

Published: 22 March 2024

Many households and businesses were impacted by Storm Henk between 2 and 12 January 2024. West Berkshire Council can now offer support through various flood recovery grants.

Here's a summary of the assistance available but please note each grant has a different deadline date:

  1. Flooded households in eligible affected areas, who can apply for up to £500 cash to help with immediate costs.
  2. Households and businesses significantly affected, who will be eligible for 100% council tax and business rates relief for at least 3 months.
  3. Small-to-medium sized businesses in eligible affected areas, who can apply for up to £2,500 from the Business Recovery Grant to help them return quickly to business as usual.
  4. Eligible flood-hit property owners, who can apply for up to £5,000 to help make their homes and businesses more resilient to future flooding via the Property Flood Resilience Repair Grant Scheme.
  5. Farmers who have suffered uninsurable damage to their land will be able to apply for grants of up to £25,000 through the Farming Recovery Fund towards repair and reinstatement costs for farmers adversely affected by exceptional flooding.

If you're a resident or business in West Berkshire and believe you qualify, please visit the West Berkshire Council website for further information and to complete the necessary forms: Flood Grants - West Berkshire Council.