Time running out to apply for flood support cash

11:01 22 May 2014

Floods. Walcott damage after the sea surges.

Floods. Walcott damage after the sea surges. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Archant Norfolk 2013

Businesses and homeowners affected by the devastating tidal surge have until the end of this month to apply for council cash.

The deadline for grant applications to the North Norfolk District Council Flood Support Scheme is May 31.

The central government schemes, administered by the council, have been running from April 1.

Grants are being given to households and businesses that suffered flooding to their properties in December to protect them against future flooding.

Businesses not necessarily flooded, but who were adversely affected by the storm, can also apply for funds from the Business Support Grant through the council to reimburse business losses and help with recovery.

The deadline for this grant is also May 31.

Completed applications have so far been received from 73 applicants, which is nearly half of the households and businesses that could be eligible to apply.

Council leader Tom FitzPatrick said: “It now seems a long time since the December storms and thankfully many businesses and households are well on the road to recovery. However, a number of those affected are still in need of support.”

Visit or call contact Lucy Cubitt or Damien Woods on 01263 516324 for more information.


  • Ingo, Unfortunately, there has to be a cut off point for applications. It can't be administered forever and it costs the council revenue and resource to administer the grants. In regards to what happens to the unspent kitty, it would, as normal, go back to central government to be used elsewhere.

    Report this comment


    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • So.lets get this rigtht, whilst the money is still available, the time to apply for help is being curtailed by councils. Why has the EDP failed, or is not bothered, to find out as to what will happen to the rest of the money sitting there?

    Report this comment

    ingo wagenknecht

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site


Most Read

Latest from the EDP

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 5°C

min temp: 3°C

Listen to the latest weather forecast

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition


Enjoy the EDP
digital edition


Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter