Property Flood Resilience (PFR) scheme

On 19th November the Government announced that flood-hit homes and businesses will be able to receive up to £5,000 to help protect them from future flooding. The Council has now received guidance from the Department for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) on how they expect the Property Flood Resilience (PFR) scheme to be administered.

The purpose of the scheme is to assist property owners to improve the flood resilience of their individual properties when they repair them after a flood. The outcome from this funding should be that if flooding were to reoccur, damage levels would be considerably lower and householders and businesses could return to their properties much more quickly.

Government Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the scheme, properties must have been severely damaged by a flood event between 08 November and 18 November 2019. The inside of the property must have been flooded and there must have been damage to the fabric of the building, necessitating repair.

The grant is only available to people where the habitable living or business areas of their properties have been damaged by entry of floodwater, necessitating drying out and/or repairs to the fabric of the building.

  • Garages, outhouses and storage areas are not eligible for the scheme.
  • Second homes are not eligible.
  • Empty homes are not eligible

Next steps

The Council will write to all affected properties in the New Year outlining the application process. We will also publish details and an application form on our website. It is envisaged that the Council will appoint an independent specialist surveyor to identify works, carry out independent pre-installation surveys and develop project plans for eligible properties.


Last Updated on Friday, December 20, 2019

On 19th November the Government announced that flood-hit homes and businesses will be able to receive up to £5,000 to help protect them from future flooding. The Council has now received guidance from the Department for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) on how they expect the Property Flood Resilience (PFR) scheme to be administered.

The purpose of the scheme is to assist property owners to improve the flood resilience of their individual properties when they repair them after a flood. The outcome from this funding should be that if flooding were to reoccur, damage levels would be considerably lower and householders and businesses could return to their properties much more quickly.

Government Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the scheme, properties must have been severely damaged by a flood event between 08 November and 18 November 2019. The inside of the property must have been flooded and there must have been damage to the fabric of the building, necessitating repair.

The grant is only available to people where the habitable living or business areas of their properties have been damaged by entry of floodwater, necessitating drying out and/or repairs to the fabric of the building.

  • Garages, outhouses and storage areas are not eligible for the scheme.
  • Second homes are not eligible.
  • Empty homes are not eligible

Next steps

The Council will write to all affected properties in the New Year outlining the application process. We will also publish details and an application form on our website. It is envisaged that the Council will appoint an independent specialist surveyor to identify works, carry out independent pre-installation surveys and develop project plans for eligible properties.


Last Updated on Friday, December 20, 2019