Please find below details of three funds offering support for specific industries in the wake of the December 2015 flooding. For further information please use the website details given below.
Emergency Flood Relief Fund – Sport England
Sport England’s Emergency Flood Relief Fund will initially invest up to £400,000 of National Lottery funding into sports facilities that have been damaged as a result of the floods and storms. This dedicated fund will help safeguard community sport and get sports facilities back up and running as quickly as possible.
Sport England state that early indicators suggest the biggest impact of the bad weather has been on sports such as hockey, rugby and football because of flooded and waterlogged pitches, and water sports where many clubs are on riverbanks or in coastal areas.
Clubs and community-based sports organisations needing funding to clean up and get up and running quickly can request up to £5,000 of emergency funding which could be awarded very quickly.
The new £400,000 National Lottery fund has been created specifically to help with the damage of the exceptional weather caused by the recent unprecedented rainfall, and is in addition to Sport England’s other grant programmes which will continue to operate as normal.
The fund will remain open until 1 February 2016 (this date will be kept under review) to ensure that those who are currently unable to assess the damage will not lose out.
Farming Recovery Fund
Farmers hit by Storm Eva flooding in Lancashire and Yorkshire will receive emergency funding of up to £20,000 each, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss announced.
The Farming Recovery Fund, originally launched to help farmers hit by Storm Desmond in Cumbria, Northumberland and parts of Lancashire, will now be extended to farmers in all the areas affected by storms over Christmas and Boxing Day.
Farmers suffering from uninsurable losses can apply for Farming Recovery Fund grants of up to £20,000 via the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) to help restore soils, rebuild tracks and repair flood channels.
Grants available for flooded businesses
Grants of up to £2500 are now available for businesses flooded following the recent storms. The majority of eligible businesses will receive an application form directly, however the form and guidance are also available online.
Businesses can claim a grant to help with clear up and business recovery costs. Business unable to trade from their premises may also be eligible for Business Rate Relief of up to 3 months. See http://www.businessinspiredgrowth.com/news/grants-available-for-flooded-businesses/ for details