– Island homes and businesses directly affected by the recent floods can now apply for UK Government funded support.

The Isle of Wight Council is administering a package of support, including a Community Recovery Grant of £500 per household to help with immediate costs.

How to apply

Households and business owners can apply for flood relief by completing an online application form (from 15 November 2023).

  • please give as much information as possible when you apply
  • upload any supporting evidence like photographs of the damage with your application form
  • IWC may need to visit the property
  • the information you submit will also help inform IWC flood investigation report

TO APPLY PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK – November 2023 flood support (iow.gov.uk)

Do you need help with your application?

Email iwcfloodrecovery@iow.gov.uk or call 01983 823111.

The Ryde Help Centre in Ryde Library will also be open on Wednesday 15 November 10.30am to 7.30pm to help people complete their applications. The help centre will be closed between 2.30 and 3.30pm.

There are different types of support available:

The Community Recovery Grant is for flooded households in affected areas. You can apply for up to £500 to help with immediate costs. The grant is available to primary homes that have suffered internal flood damage, or for people who were not able to live in their property, as a direct result of Storm Babet between 19 and 25 October.

The Business Recovery Grant is for small-to-medium sized businesses in affected areas. You will be eligible for up to £2,500 from the Business Recovery Grant to help you return quickly to business as usual.

Council Tax Discount and Business Rate Relief Schemes

Flooded households may also be eligible for a 100% council tax discount for a minimum of three months. This means you will not have to pay council tax during this period. After three months, if you have not been able to return home, you may not have to pay council tax until you move back to your home.

Businesses that have not been able to operate due to flooding at their premises may be eligible for 100% Business Rates Relief for a minimum of three months.

Please send as much information as possible. You can upload supporting evidence like photographs of the damage when you apply. They may also need to visit your property.

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