Funding following flood damage
Details of how funding from the Scottish Government for flooded properties will be distributed in Perth and Kinross was discussed at an Executive Sub- Committee meeting of Strategic Policy & Resources on 20th January.
The flat rate grant of £1,500 per property can be used for households, businesses, community groups (such as sports clubs) and charitable organisations to help with the following:
- To reimburse eligible households for not receiving the full benefit of services they pay for through Council Tax while absent from their home due to internal property flooding.
- To enable people to protect their homes and businesses against future floods by installing new flood barriers, or by carrying out flood resilient repairs such as replacing doors and windows with water resistant alternatives, or moving electricity sockets up to a safer level.
Application forms for grant funding will be made available via the Council's website www.pkc.gov.uk or by calling the Customer Service Centre on 01738 475000.
A separate additional fund of a flat rate grant of £3,000 has been set up for business premises. The Council will accept applications for this additional fund using the same application form as the £1,500 grant, but these will then be passed to the Scottish Government for consideration. This grant will be a one off payment to offset costs which cannot be covered by existing insurance, for example clean-up costs, materials and exceptional costs to help the business restore trade, such as marketing and promotion. This grant is payable to businesses regardless of any existing business rates reliefs.
The definition of households includes farmhouses, and the definition of business premises includes farm buildings such as grain stores etc, but not empty sheds or other buildings where there was no real impact to the farm operations.
Linzie Gowans, Communications Officer, Perth & Kinross Council
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