York residents and businesses can now complete and submit their application for up to £5,000 flooding support at the click of a button.
The application form for the national Flood Resilience Grant is now available to complete online at www.york.gov.uk/FloodResilienceGrants and can be completed and returned electronically. The national grant provides up to £5,000 to support the resistance and resilience of property flooded as a result of Storm Desmond and Storm Eva as part of a national package of financial support available.
The resilience grant will enable those who have been flooded to better prepare their homes for future flood events, both to prevent flood water from entering the property and to speed the recovery if it does.
The council has already received over 70 applications for the grant, with many hundreds of queries about the funding taken.
A new case worker, jointly funded by City of York Council and Two Ridings Foundation has recently been appointed to help guide people through the grant process.
Further information about the Flood Resilience Grant is available at www.york.gov.uk/FloodResilienceGrants