Storm Christoph (January 2021) - Flood Support


Support for householders

Welsh Government has announced that householders whose homes were impacted by the recent flooding may be entitled to a grant of £500 or £1,000.

The support payments will be made by the Council on behalf of Welsh Government for domestic properties which are someone’s sole and main residence. 

Householders may be entitled to a single, non-returnable grant of:

  • £500 if a household has been affected by flooding to their internal principal living space or been evacuated by the Council, Coal Authority or other emergency service for more than 24 hours. The grant applies even if the householders have up to date buildings and contents insurance at the time of the flooding.
  • £1,000 if a household has been affected by flooding to their internal principal living space or been evacuated by the Council, Coal Authority or other emergency service for more than 24 hours. The enhanced grant applies to those householders who were uninsured at the time of the flooding. Applicants will be required to provide a self-certification that they do not have household buildings and/or contents insurance.
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In certain circumstances, householders may also be eligible for additional financial assistance under the Discretionary Assistance Fund (DAF). There is further information available for the DAF scheme https://gov.wales/discretionary-assistance-fund-daf 

Support for businesses

Welsh Government has launched a Flood Relief Fund, which is now available to businesses (including sole traders and micro businesses) to help recover from flood damage and disruption caused by Storm Christoph.

The grant fund is being managed directly by Welsh Government and Business Wales and funds permitting is now open for applications until 31st March 2021. Further information is available at https://businesswales.gov.wales/business-flood-relief-fund