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District council to give emergency cash grant to households affected by flooding

Malvern Hills District Council has announced that it will be giving an emergency £250 cash grant to every household in the district that has been flooded to help deal with the impact of the floods. 

This extra support is being funded by small emergency planning reserves and is available for residents who have suffered flood damage to habitable rooms; damage to gardens, drives and garages is not included in the scheme.
 
Cllr David Hughes, Leader of Malvern Hills District Council said:
 
"We hope that this small grant might help residents towards getting back on their feet and rebuilding their lives after the terrible flooding in recent weeks.  There will of course be other grants available from local authorities and other organisations but we felt it was important to let residents know that there is immediate access to this small grant with no paperwork or bureaucracy involved."
 
Over the past week during the flooding, the council has been in direct contact with the majority of flooded households and will automatically include them in the scheme.
 
Working with its partners, the council will also be sending support units into flooded areas over the coming week to assess the damage and let homeowners know that they can apply for the grant.
 
Access to the grant is very straightforward – as long as the flood damage can be confirmed only bank account details will be required.
 
If you have not had any contact with the council up to now and you think that they might not be aware that your property has been flooded, please contact Gordon Morris, Street Scene Team Manager at MHDC: gordon.morris@malvernhills.gov.uk or telephone him via the Worcestershire Hub on 01684 862151.