SME Business Flood Recovery Fund

0 Posted by - December 21, 2015 - Flood News, Floods, Whalley Chamber of Trade

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Businesses who have been severely affected by recent floods in Lancaster, Wyre and the Ribble Valley can apply for the new Flood Recovery Grants through Boost Business Lancashire, the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership’s Growth Hub. 
This scheme is available for small and medium sized businesses (up to 250 fulltime equivalent employees) in Lancashire flooded during the heavy rain of December 2015 which were trading on 5th December 2015  and were severely affected by the flood (either directly or indirectly).
The grants are not intended to cover losses incurred by the flooding which should have been covered by insurance but rather to support businesses in their recovery.  Examples of the support companies can apply for include paying for specialist expertise to help plan clean up and recovery; marketing expenses; interest relief; training; and other revenue expenditure.
Businesses who have been severely affected by recent floods in Whalley can apply for the new Flood Recovery Grants through Boost Business Lancashire, the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership’s Growth Hub.
This scheme is available for small and medium sized businesses (up to 250 fulltime equivalent employees) in Lancashire flooded during the heavy rain of December 2015 which were trading on 5th December 2015  and were severely affected by the flood (either directly or indirectly).
The grants are not intended to cover losses incurred by the flooding which should have been covered by insurance but rather to support businesses in their recovery.  Examples of the support companies can apply for include paying for specialist expertise to help plan clean up and recovery; marketing expenses; interest relief; training; and other revenue expenditure.
Below I have attached links to a number of forms that may assist with applying for losses not covered under normal business insurance.

Click on the links below to open the forms and details in a new window:

Additional help with applications can be sort from Boost as follows

Boost Business Lancashire’s team of advisers can help you complete your application, for more information please contact the team on 0800 488 0057 or e-mail info@boostbusinesslancashire.co.uk.

We are also planning a Whalley Chamber of Trade meeting at 6pm on Wednesday 6th January 2016 where we will invite members to meet to discuss the floods and how this has affected them. We are also planning to invite guests who are forming a “Flood Committee”, representing the businesses / residents and relevant authorities such as councils, highways and the Environment Agency. This group will be tasked to independently commission a study into the causes of the floods, contingencies in the event of a flood and ways to prevent this i the fututre. A venue is being sort within the village on the 6th Jan, so I will email as soon as we have news on this.
Kind Regards,
Neil Martin | Vice Chair – Whalley Chamber of Trade