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Category: Flood Recovery

Mar 21
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 […]

Jan 18
Flood Update – Jan 2024

Good afternoon, We have just received the following information in relation to the next round of support for businesses impacted by recent flooding.  Please be aware that this has not been formally announced yet. The final detail could change up until the application process formally opens, however it is likely to be a good indication of […]

Nov 16
Grant Support Closure

Please see below details from Newry, Mourne and Down District Council about how to make a claim for the £7,500 grant support. This must be made by tomorrow, Friday 17th November 2023. This applies to all businesses, even if you have already engaged with Environmental Health. Application link here: 

Nov 14
Flood Recovery Efforts

The work continues over the weekend on the flood recovery efforts. Please see below details from NMD Council on how to make a claim for the £7,500. This must be made by Friday 17th November 2023. This applies to all businesses, even if you have already engaged with Environmental Health. https://www.newrymournedown.org/flooding-support-for-businesses If any BID members […]

Nov 14
£15 million Support Package

“Today I have spent most of the afternoon on a briefing call to dissect the details of the £15 million support package offered yesterday by the Secretary of State. While this early intervention is welcome, we will continue to lobby hard for further and long-term support for those worst impacted.” In relation to yesterday’s announcement […]

Nov 09
Scam Alert

Please note some of our BID members have made us aware of scam emails and texts being sent in relation to business grants or support. Examples include scammers pretending to be from Santander Bank. In the wake of the recent flooding and many businesses seeking financial support, we are asking members to be extra vigilant. […]

Nov 08
Flood Update

Today, following our Newry BID AGM we met with the Secretary of State Chris Heaton- Harris who announced £15 million support for businesses impacted by the recent flooding. We have no further details at this stage but we welcome this first step. We will continue to lobby for long-term support and for this first round […]

Nov 08
URGENT- LPS Meeting Update

The Newry BID team has been working over the weekend supporting with flood clean up and gathering data for our lobby for support. We have been engaging with the relevant authorities and local political representatives on impacted businesses behalf. We will continue to do this throughout the week and keep you updated. In the meantime […]

Nov 08
Newry BID on the Ground Supporting with Flood Recovery- Update Friday 3rd Nov.

Newry BID (Business Improvement District) has been working this week on the ground with member businesses impacted by the recent flooding in Newry City Centre. Since the news of flooding emerged the BID team has been working side by side with businesses, sourcing more than 1,700 sandbags, waders, dehumidifiers, water vacuums, skips and tractors to […]

Nov 08
The BID Clean Team in action this afternoon on Sugar Island.

The BID Clean Team in action this afternoon on Sugar Island. Tractors are removing the heavy stuff before the power hosing can commence. Thank you so much for all the offers of help from volunteers. If any businesses want help with clean up please let us know and we will connect you with people who […]