Overview of the scheme
The grant scheme is for homeowners in residential properties at risk of flooding. They can get help to install physical barriers and equipment to reduce the impact of flooding on their homes.
The scheme can pay for:
- door barriers
- air brick covers
- non return drainage outlets
- waterproofing walls
How much a homeowner receives
The maximum grant is £10,000. The scheme pays 90 per cent of the survey and estimated installation costs. The homeowner pays ten per cent (plus any additional cost above £10,000).
Depending on the size and type of your property, a homeowner might pay between £350 and £750 of the overall costs.
Process of the scheme
Following receipt of an up-front payment of £50, the Rivers Agency will appoint a building surveyor to conduct a water entry survey for those qualifying homes. They'll recommend protection measures for the individual property.
An experienced contractor will install the identified measures. When they've finished, you'll get written instructions on using and maintaining the products.
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