20/11/2023: Grant support aims to help Breckland's recovery from Storm Babet

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In the wake of the recent damaged caused by Storm Babet in Breckland, the UK Government has allocated crucial funding to aid the recovery of affected residents and businesses. The initiative, supported by Breckland Council, aims to provide essential financial assistance to those grappling with the aftermath of the devastating floods.

Cllr Helen Crane, Executive Member for Breckland Council expressed her commitment to supporting the community during this challenging time, stating, "We understand the profound impact that Storm Babet continues to have on individuals and businesses, especially in the Attleborough area. The funding secured from the UK Government is a vital step towards alleviating the immediate financial burdens faced by our residents and aiding their recovery."

The new assistance schemes include the Community Recovery Grant, allowing flooded households to swiftly access up to £500 in immediate financial aid. Additionally, households and businesses significantly impacted by the floods will benefit from a substantial 100% council tax and business rates relief for a minimum of three months.

Small to medium-sized businesses in the affected areas can also apply for the Business Recovery Grant, offering support of up to £2,500. This grant is specifically designed to facilitate a prompt return to normal business operations and aid in overcoming the challenges posed by the aftermath of the storm.

Breckland Attleborough Ward members commented: "The impact of Storm Babet on our local community has been profound, and this allocation of funds signifies a crucial lifeline for our residents and businesses."

For more information to see if you are eligible for support and financial support available click here, call Breckland Council on 01362 656870 or e-mail contactus@breckland.gov.uk using the subject line 'Storm Babet'.

Last updated: 30/01/2024 09:47:25