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Flooding Hardship Fund Open

The purpose of the Flooding Hardship Scheme is to provide support to businesses and some other non-domestic premises that were impacted by the flooding in October/November 2023 but were not eligible for the previous £7,500 payment or the Enhanced Flood Support Scheme.

The Flooding Hardship Scheme is open for applications and closes on 29 March 2024 at noon. Applications will be made via an online portal at SmartSimple | Newry, Mourne & Down District Council. (smartsimpleuk.com).

Applicants will have two options to choose from during the process depending on the eligible costs to be incurred. Option 1 will provide a £5,000 hardship payment to eligible SME businesses and other non-domestic occupants of premises that were flooded and suffered financial hardship but were not eligible for the £7,500 scheme or the Enhanced Flood Support Scheme. Option 2 will provide a £2,500 hardship payment to eligible SME businesses and other non-domestic occupants of premises that were not flooded but could not access their premises as a direct result of the flooding, and hence unable to trade.

Council is running an online information session about the Flood Hardship Scheme next Thurs 21st March from 12.30-1.30 pm. A press release is being issued along with social media links today. Anyone wanting to attend the session will be able to register at www.ticketsource.co.uk/newry-mourne-down-district-council/t-yakaqoo.

The guidance notes and application form are now available on our online portal. SmartSimple | Newry, Mourne & Down District Council. (smartsimpleuk.com).