Financial help if your property has been flooded in December 2015

There are a number of schemes available to help those who have been flooded. You can information on these below. You can also get information from our offices.

£5,000 Property Flood Resilience Scheme

Applications for flood resilience grants are now closed, however you may still be eligible for the other sources of funding found on this page.

The following video provides help and guidance on what measures you can put in place to make your home more resilient to flooding.

Free advice centres

Residents and business owners can also visit one of the advice centres set up by the Business Emergency Resilience Group (BERG) which offer free advice and support. The unit in Allerdale is located at Office 3, 1st Floor Barclays Bank, Market Square, Keswick and anyone who has been flooded, from anywhere in the county, is welcome to visit and meet with flood and grant experts who can offer help and advice on all aspects of the grants and complete the form with you there and then.

• The unit is open Monday – Friday, 9am – 6pm
• Call 01900 512139
• Website:
• Twitter @fradvice
• Email


BERG also has a mobile unit which will be visiting communities throughout the area. More details on the locations can be found on their website and will be posted here.

The units have been provided by BERG - part of charity Business In The Community. BERG is a network of businesses and organisations united in a desire to help others affected by crises. BERG’s members mobilise assistance and support to communities and small to medium-sized businesses across the UK to help them prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies such as flooding.
BERG is an initiative of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, Duke of Rothesay.

Further funding

Cumbria Community Foundation (CCF) are offering top-up grants of up to £2,000 if your Property Resilience Grant is successful for householders.

Once an applicant has applied to us for a grant they can then now apply to CCF for a top-up grant of up to £2,000 if their costs exceed £5,000. Please note, unlike the us, CCF are not able to support businesses and so business properties are not eligible for CCF's grants.

They are however, able to support groups of neighbours who want to apply for a combined scheme and may even be able to support some applicants who are ineligible for the grant, but we would need to look at these on a case by case basis. If you have any enquiries of this nature please direct them to me.

Please see the information below in the documents section which also contains an application form.

Cumbria Community Foundation grants for individuals and families

The Cumbria Flood Recovery Fund 2015, which is being run by the Cumbria Community Foundation, will provide financial assistance to help individuals and families who have been affected.

There is help available for individuals and families whose homes have significant structural damage from flooding and for employees who have lost work or income because of storm or flood.

Help for voluntary, sports and community groups

Voluntary and community organisations also play a vital role in supporting communities during times of need and grants will be made available to them also.

Support is available to voluntary and community groups who are providing immediate relief to people and longer term community rebuilding projects. Support will also be provided to flood affected community facilities. Please apply on line at or call 01900 825760

Downloadable Documents

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Adobe PDF format - download the viewerCCF poster in PDF format1167 Kb2 mins 47 secs @ 56k, 5 secs @ 2mb
Microsoft Word formatCCF property resilience application form in Word format2052 Kb4 mins 53 secs @ 56k, 8 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerCCF property resilience grant information in PDF format153 Kb22 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerChecklist for ensuring property is resilient to flooding in PDF format307 Kb44 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerFlood Resilience Methods - a guide in PDF format592 Kb1 min 25 secs @ 56k, 2 secs @ 2mb

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