Storm Babet: Funding applications open for businesses impacted in West Lindsey

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Businesses in West Lindsey affected by flooding during Storm Babet can now apply for support from a recovery grant.

Applications are being accepted for £2,500 grants to eligible West Lindsey businesses, to help support recovery in the aftermath of this severe weather event. 

Funding is being provided by the UK Government Business Recovery Grant (BRG), through the Flood Recovery Framework. It is used in exceptional circumstances to support businesses impacted by severe flooding. 

Cllr Lesley Rollings, Chairman of the Prosperous Communities Committee at West Lindsey District Council, is calling on all eligible businesses to apply to West Lindsey District Council, which is leading on the application process locally. She said: 

“I am delighted to announce the launch of the Business Recovery Grant to support local businesses significantly impacted by Storm Babet. 

“Eligible businesses can make an application to the fund until 5pm on the 29 December 2023. I would encourage businesses impacted by Storm Babet to visit our dedicated webpage now to establish if they are eligible to make an application for a grant, which will support the recovery of their business operations.” 

To qualify to make an application to this fund, businesses must be both:

  1. a Small and Medium Sized Enterprise (SME); and; 
  2. have been trading at or from the property (in West Lindsey) at the point that the property was impacted by Storm Babet (19 October 2023 to 25 October 2023). 

Additionally, businesses must be able to evidence that they have either been:

  1. directly impacted by Storm Babet – for instance the business suffered flood damage to the business premise; or; 
  2. indirectly impacted by Storm Babet – for instance access to the business premise was severely restricted as a result of flooding, including no/highly restricted access for customers, suppliers or staff.

More detailed information regarding the fund, qualifying criteria and an application link/guidance, can be found on our Business Recovery Grant page.

Should businesses have any questions relating to their eligibility for this grant, they can contact:

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