Scilly’s Businesses Awarded Government Money For Flood Damage

floods 2014 quayThe Council has been given £27,500 to help local businesses that suffered flooding during the recent storms.

It’s part of the government’s £10m Business Support Scheme announced last month following the severe weather this winter.

The money will be used to help small businesses recover from any flood-related damage.

That could include clean-up costs, hiring equipment like dryers and temporary accommodation to enable the company to continue trading.

The government is encouraging Local Authorities to use the money quickly.

The first £12,500 was awarded to Scilly on the 20th February and a further £15,000 last week.

Yesterday the Council said its Climate Change Officer, David Senior, will be contacting all the businesses that the Council is aware were adversely affected by flooding, this week, to see what financial support can be provided via the government grant.

They say the process will be kept as simple as possible and support decided on a case-by-case basis.