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Emergency funding for flood-hit businesses from Welsh Government

Thursday February 18th, 2021

The Business Flood Relief Grant opens to applications today, with firms affected by flooding able to claim support to help them stabilise their operations.

The funding follows damage and disruption caused by Storm Bella in December last year and Storm Christoph in January.

It will be administered by Business Wales and will support firms with the costs of recovery and repair, and help them to meet the cost of renting alternative space and retaining staff.

The fund will be administered by Business Wales.

Apply for funding on the Business Wales website.

It will remain open to businesses affected by any further storms before the end of March, funds permitting. Eligibility criteria will apply.

Environment Minister Lesley Griffiths said:

As seen recently, flooding can cause devastation to families, households and businesses across Wales – as such, I am very pleased to see the Business Flood Relief Grant announced. Following the flooding seen last year, we provided more than £5 million to local authorities to allow for immediate repairs to flood defences. This grant will provide the support businesses need to help them as they look to recover.

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