Flood support for Isle of Wight homes and businesses

By a County Press reporter

Monday, April 28, 2014


Flood support for Isle of Wight homes and businesses

Storms and bad weather battered the Isle of Wight during the winter. Picture courtesy of Sandra Thearle.

ISLANDERS affected by flooding this winter can still receive financial support.

The Isle of Wight Council said the money was available to those affected by flooding since December 1 and included grants of up to £5,000 for households and businesses for flood resilience measures.

Businesses can receive rate relief for up to three months and council tax discounts of up to 100 per cent for up to three months for flooded homes.

Small and medium sized businesses that suffered a significant loss of trade can receive grants of up to £1,000 and farm businesses have been offered help to restore flooded land.

Isle of Wight Council leader Cllr Ian Stephens said: "Many homes and businesses were severely damaged due to this winter’s terrible weather, particularly in our coastal towns.

"I would urge anyone whose home or business was affected by last winter’s flooding to check the website for information and apply for the financial support being made available by the government."

Full details of each scheme, and details of how to apply, can be found on the council’s website at http://www.iwight.com/Council/OtherServices/Financial-Management/Adverse-Weather-Events-Funding

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