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Flood Recovery Grants


In response to the flooding caused by Storm Babet on 19th October 2023, flooded households can apply for up to £500 recovery Grant to help with immediate costs. To be eligible, households will either have been internally flooded in habitable areas (not garages, sheds or cellars) or deemed to be unlivable for a period greater than 48 hours.

Households affected by flooding caused by storm Babet are also eligible for a 100% Council Tax Discount for a minimum of three months.

Property Flood Resilience Repair Grant Scheme

In addition to the support above, eligible flood-hit property owners will be able to apply for up to £5,000 to help make their homes and businesses more resilient to future flooding via the Property Flood Resilience Repair Grant Scheme. For more information, please see the below weblink:

Communities affected by flooding - Derbyshire County Council


The Business Recovery Grant application form can be found below. Grants of up to £2500 are available for businesses to apply for to help with costs following damage caused by Storm Babet. Businesses may also be eligible for 100% Business Rates Relief for a minimum of three months, where flood water entered the property, or the flooding seriously impacted upon the ability to trade from the property for over 48 hours.

Storm Babet Business Grant Application Form [71KB]

Once complete, please return your application form to Application forms must be received by 11 January 2024.

Other help and advice


If you have home or business insurance that has been affected by flooding, contact your insurer directly before any cleaning works. Your insurance company will need details of the damage caused and may also offer additional help and support.

Cleaning your home safely

Flood water could be contaminated and poses a risk to your health. Make sure you take some basic steps to keep you and your family safe while cleaning up your flooded home.

  • Wear appropriate protective equipment including boots, waterproof gloves and an apron to clean up. You may also consider wearing a face mask and goggles.
  • Do not turn on gas or electrics if they may have got wet. Only turn them on when they have been checked by a qualified technician.

You can find full guidance on cleaning and drying your home safely on the Government website.

Mental health and wellbeing

It is completely normal to experience tiredness, difficulty sleeping, and anxiety after a traumatic experience like flooding. If you need support with your mental health:

  • Speak to your friends and family or your doctor.
  • Call the Derbyshire Mental Health Support Line on 0800 028 0077 (24 hours per day, 7 days per week)
  • Contact the Samaritans to talk to a trained volunteer anonymously, confidential support 24 hours a day - call 116 123.