STORM Henk flood victims in Gloucestershire could be eligible for new grant funding. 

Gloucestershire County Council has announced a new Property Flood Resilience Repair Grant Scheme for business and home owners in the county who were impacted by floods between Tuesday, January 2 and Friday, January 12.

This scheme offers up to £5,000 per property to make improvements that could help buildings withstand and recover from more flooding in the future.

The funding, supplied by the government, can only to be used for improvements to reduce future flood damage and cannot be used as compensation for previous damage.

For example, the money could be used to install flood gates and pumps, to raise plug sockets or to tile floors.

Further grants are also available through district councils.

These include a £500 community recovery grant if your home was flooded or unliveable for more than 48 hours, and a 100 per cent council tax discount for a minimum of three months if your property was flooded during Storm Henk.

Cllr Dom Morris, cabinet member responsible for flooding at GCC, said: “I am delighted that we have been able to work with the government and district councils to offer this grant funding to our residents.

“I would urge all those eligible following Storm Henk to take up these funding opportunities to ensure we are better protected in the event of future flooding.”

To find out if you are eligible for the funding, complete an Expression of Interest form on GCC's website by Tuesday, April 30 and the council will respond to your application.