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Flood recovery grants

Like many communities, Waverley has recently faced the challenges posed by Storm Henk, with severe flooding in various areas.

To help homes and businesses in the recovery and restoration of their homes and properties following the recent adverse weather, grants are available under the government's Flood Recovery Framework for those severely affected.

The funds provided through this framework aim to alleviate some of the financial burdens associated with recovery and help our community rebuild stronger and more resilient. They are not a substitute for an insurance claim, which must be made separately.

Information about the grants you can apply for via the borough council can be found in the sections below.

Details of other grants available, such as the Farming Recovery Fund, can be found on the Surrey County Council website.

Community Recovery Grant

Households can apply for up to £500 cash to help with immediate costs. 

Council Tax Discounts

Households could be eligible for 100% council tax relief for at least three months.

Property Flood Resilience scheme

Eligible flood-hit property owners can apply for up to £5,000 to help make homes and businesses more resilient to future flooding. This will be administered by Surrey County Council.


Eligibility for these grants

You can get funding support if you were flooded between 2 and 12 January 2024, if you meet one of the following two criteria:

  1. Flood water entered the habitable part of your main residential property
  2. Flood water did not enter into habitable areas, but the local authority regards that the residence was otherwise considered unliveable for a period of 48 hours or more*

A property may be considered unliveable where:

  • access to the property was severely restricted (e.g. residents trapped in upper floor flats by flood water)
  • key services such as sewerage, water and power supplies were severely affected
  • the property was affected by sewage flooding
  • the storm caused so much damage to the property that it would have been advisable for anyone living there to vacate the property, regardless of whether they did so or not.

*Only properties flooded internally are eligible for the Property Flood Resilience Grant.   

The application deadline is 20 March 2024.


Application process

To apply for these grants:

Complete the form below and then send a copy of the header of your bank statement to General.Enquiries@waverley.gov.uk, with the email subject "Storm Henk Flood Recovery Grants"

Residential property application

We aim to respond to applications within 10 working days.

If you have any further queries in the meantime, please contact general.enquiries@waverley.gov.uk


Holding, sharing and reporting data

Any information provided will be shared with Surrey County Council to record impacted properties, help with flood recovery, process and verify the flood recovery framework grants, and to inform current and future flood risk management actions. 

We also must share the information with the Government Department which provides the grant funding.

We will never share your details with thrid parties without your permission, including insurance companies.


Further information

More information about detailed eligibility criteria for each grant and required documentation can be found on the Surrey County Council website.

Business Rates Relief

Businesses could be eligible for 100% business rates relief for at least three months.

Business Recovery Grant

Impacted small-to-medium sized businesses can apply for up to £2,500 from the Business Recovery Grant to help return quickly to business as usual.

Property Flood Resilience scheme

Eligible flood-hit property owners can apply for up to £5,000 to help make homes and businesses more resilient to future flooding. This will be administered by Surrey County Council.

Eligibility for these grants

You can get funding support if you were flooded between 2 and 12 January 2024, if you meet one of the following two criteria:

  1. Flood water entered the operational areas of your business
  2. Flood water did not enter into the operational area, but the local authority regards that the business was otherwise considered inoperable for period of 48 hours or more.

Application process

The deadline for submitting applications is 20 March 2024.

To apply for these grants, complete the form below and then send a copy of the header of your bank statement to General.Enquiries@waverley.gov.uk, with the email subject "Storm Henk Flood Recovery Grants". 

Where a successful claim for BRG support for flooding to the business premises was made under Storm Babet, please also provide evidence to show the premises had been put back to rights/restocked and was trading again pre Storm Henk e.g. photos, inspection report, other.

Business application

We aim to respond to applications within 10 working days.

If you have any further queries in the meantime, please contact general.enquiries@waverley.gov.uk


Privacy statement

Any information provided will be shared with Surrey County Council to record impacted properties, help with flood recovery, process and verify the flood recovery framework grants, and to inform current and future flood risk management actions. 

We also must share the information with the Government Department which provides the grant funding.

We will never share your details with thrid parties without your permission, including insurance companies.


Further information

More information about detailed eligibility criteria for each grant and required documentation can be found on the Surrey County Council website.