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£2.5k council grants for flooded businesses

THE latest government-funded grants for businesses affected by the autumn flooding that hit Erewash are available via the borough council’s website after the Department for Business and Trade confirmed the scheme with local authorities.

The business grants are worth up to £2,500. More details including eligibility criteria are available by accessing My Erewash accounts, where applications can be submitted.

Flooded residents who applied to the council for aid in the wake of Storm Babet have so far received a colossal £171,277.

The aid to residents has seen £500 sums given out in Community Relief Grants. Nearly 200 victims of October’s flooding have benefitted to the tune of almost £100,000.

That total has been supplemented by close to £75,000 in Council Tax relief. All the money has been clinched from central government. Erewash Borough Council Leader James Dawson said:

          “The flooding was a nightmare for those affected – and we have been working hard to get these payouts out.

          “The business grants are sorely needed and we are pleased to have at last got the green light to give flood-hit firms this vital boost.”

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