THE DEADLINE for those affected by flooding to apply for funding up to £3,000 has been extended.
Submitted bids are currently being processed for the relief and businesses in Malvern have already made successful applications.
The grants being handled by Worcestershire.Business.Central are made up of Government funding as well as a £200,000 top up from the county council.
Firms are being split into two categories. The first group addresses those which had water enter their properties who can ask for up to £3,000. The second category is concerned with businesses affected by road closures due to flooding who could be given up to £1,500.
Organisations affected by flooding can also apply for three months’ worth of business rate relief to Malvern Hills District Council.
From April 1 a non-means tested grant of up to £5,000 will be available to firms and householders to cover the cost of repairs which will safeguard them from future torrential weather.
Coun Simon Geraghty, deputy leader of Worcestershire County Council, said: “We are working hard to ensure the funding put in place gets to the businesses affected as quickly as possible.
“Applications submitted early have already been processed and approved, so I urge any business that has been significantly affected but have not yet submitted an application form to do so as soon as possible.”
Coun Phil Grove, responsible for economic development at the Malvern Hills District Council, added: “I am delighted that, having provided Government with the full facts about the number of businesses affected by the recent flooding, we have now been allocated additional funding.
“This means that we hope to be able to support even more businesses that have suffered. It is great news for them at a difficult time”.
Visit www.business-central.co.uk for further information or call 0300 123 1440.