Business flood recovery grant details

Please note  that the eligibility criteria is based upon the Flood recovery framework.

This grant relates to Small and medium sized businesses which:

  • Were directly impacted by the flooding in February 2020 – for instance there was flood damage to the property, equipment, and/or stock; or;
  • Were indirectly impacted by the flooding in February 2020 – for instance the business has had no/highly restricted access to premises, equipment and/or stock as a result of flooding, restricted access for customers, suppliers and/or staff; and directly suffered a loss of trade as a result.

Only one claim is allowed per business*. Procedures are in place to prevent fraudulent claims being made.

*Please note, businesses that were flooded in October and November 2019 who have already received funding from the Community Flood Recovery Grant will be permitted to make a second application for funding relating to the February 2020 Community Flood Recovery Grant.

The grant of up to £2,500 is available subject to evidence of the value of the impact which is not covered by insurance. If your application is successful, the council will pay the maximum available to each business.

This is not a compensation scheme. It is of a discretionary nature and is subject to the availability of funding.

The decision of the grant panel is final and it reserves the right to vary the level of grant or reject an application.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 22nd May 2020.

Business address Required

Business details

An SME (Small and medium-sized enterprises) is defined as a business having no more than 249 employees AND either a turnover of less than €50M (£42.85M) or a balance sheet of less than €43M (£36.85M). A business that is part of a larger group will need to include staff headcount / turnover / balance sheet data from that group too. To view the formal definition please click the link.

Confirmation of business size Required

If Ltd Company or Limited Liability Partnership please give registered office address:

If applicable
If applicable

Flood details

Provide photos of the damage or any relevant documents to evidence loss of earning and costs incurred. You can upload a maximum of 4 files and there is a combined file limit of 20mb. If you exceed that limit your form may not submit successfully.
e.g. insurance documents, receipts for immediate and urgent work, salary bill for clean up, takings this years vs last year etc.
What insurance do you have? Required
If you would like any advice on business continuity, please tick


  • Herefordshire Council is the Data Controller under data protection law and will use the information you provide on this form in order to administer the Business Flood Recovery Grant scheme. The legal basis for processing this data is that it is necessary for the performance of a contract with you.
  • You will respond to Herefordshire Council regarding any points of clarification raised as a consequence of this application should they be required.
  • The statements, information you have provided in support of this application are accurate and true.
  • Herefordshire Council reserves the right to reclaim any money, which has been paid as a result of fraudulent or misleading claims.
  • Herefordshire Council will keep your data for 6 years, in accordance with the requirements of grant schemes.
  • Your information will be cross-referenced with data secured on the extent and observed impact of the flooding across the county area and in assessing this application, you agree to this information being shared with agencies involved as may be required, specifically, Balfour Beatty Living Places and the Environment Agency.
  • Individuals have a number of rights under data protection law, including the right to request their information. You also have a right to make a complaint about our handling of your personal data to the Information Commissioner’s Office.
  • Information you provide will only be used for the stated purpose. Further information about the processing of your data can be found on our website. You can contact the council’s Data Protection Officer, Carol Trachonitis, email
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