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1 REPAIR AND RENEW GRANT Guidelines and application form If your home or business has been flooded between 1 December 2013 and 31 March 2014, you may be eligible for help under the Repair and Renew Grant. What is the grant for? The grant is aimed at helping property owners to pay for flood resistance and resilience measures to their properties such as fitting property level protection and waterproofing external walls. It has been set-up to ensure that high risk households and businesses are better prepared in the future for severe weather and flooding. Does the grant cover the cost of flood repairs to my property or business? No, the grant is only intended to fund measures which improve the property s resilience or resistance to flooding, over and above repairs that would normally be covered by insurance. If a community wish to, they can pool their grants in order to carry out community level flood protection and resilience work where appropriate. How much is the grant worth? Each eligible property or business could be entitled to a one-off grant of up to 5,000. How do I apply? Complete the application form below and return to Economic Development Plymouth City Council Civic Centre Plymouth PL1 2AA Version 1, April 2014 NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED

2 Applicant Information Your name: Click here to enter your name Business name: Click here to enter your business name (if applicable) Position: Owner Director Manager Other Click here to enter other Address: Click here to enter your address Telephone: Click here to enter phone number Property Flooded Click here to enter address Mobile: Click here to enter mobile number Address: (if different): When was your property flooded? Click here to enter the address of the property for which you re applying Cause of the flooding? Blocked/ overwhelmed river Blocked drainage Tidal surge Extreme rainfall Surface runoff Other Click here to enter other Click here to enter the date the property was initially flooded Please briefly describe the main damage that was caused Click here to enter damage description What is your grant application for? Resilience/resistance measures that you will install in the future should your grant be approved? Resilience/resistance measures that you have already purchased and installed following the flooding (retrospective application). REPAIR AND RENEW GRANT Page 2 of 5

3 Please indicate which of the available resilience/resistance measures below you intend to or have installed and cost (including VAT). The maximum grant you can apply for is 5,000 (including VAT). Any costs incurred above 5,000 will need to be met from your own funds. When selecting which measures you intend to install, please read the guidance at the start of this form and consider information available on reference websites such as the National Flood Forum The guidance will help you select the appropriate resilience/resistance measures for the nature of flooding in your area not all of the identified measures may be appropriate, and may make limited difference to protecting or minimising the damage to your premises. Should you choose to seek professional advice prior to making an application, you can retrospectively claim up to 500 of the cost as part of your application. Sump pump Sewage bung Airbrick cover Toilet pan seal Soil waste pipe Flood risk report Self-closing airbrick Permanent flood door Mount boilers on wall Automatic door guards Garage/driveway barrier Automatic window guards Demountable door guards Waterproof external walls NRV 12 mm overflow pipe NRV 40 mm utility waste pipe Demountable window guards Move washing machine to first floor Raise floor above most likely flood level Replace timber floor with solid concrete Move electrics well above likely flood level Replace ovens with raised, build-under type Move service meters well above likely flood level Professional advice on flood resistance/resilience Install chemical damp-proof course below joist level Re-pointing external walls with water resistant mortar Replace chipboard flooring with treated timber floorboards Replace chipboard kitchen/ bathroom units with plastic units Replace mineral insulation within walls with closed cell insulation Replace doors, windows, frames with water-resistant alternatives Replace gypsum plaster with water resistant material, such as lime Replace floor including joists with treated timber to make water resilient Replace sand-cement screeds on solid concrete slabs (with dense screed) Sceptic tank resistance or resilience measures (such as isolation valves, venting above flood level) Total cost of resilience/resistance measures implementing Total amount of grant applying for if different (maximum 5,000 including VAT) REPAIR AND RENEW GRANT Page 3 of 5

4 For RETROSPECTIVE applications only If you are applying for works that have already been undertaken, please briefly describe how you ensured value for money, for example used insurance company contractor, or sought quotes from a range of providers. Please include invoices with your application. Click here to enter how you ensured value for money Alternative funding Have you received any alternative funding (such as previous grant funding or insurance claim payment) for any of the equipment you are applying for grant funding for? If yes, please specify and state why you are also seeking Repair and Renew Grant support. Click here to enter why you are applying for this grant REPAIR AND RENEW GRANT Page 4 of 5

5 For BUSINESS PREMISES applications only Have you received any other public grant funding during the last three years? If so please specify what for and the amount received. Click here to enter information about other grants received Should your application be approved, please tell us the month you expect to make a grant claim. Grant claims can only be made once the installation has been fully completed and contractors paid from your own fund. Month: Month Declaration To the best of my knowledge, the information in this form and all other information given in support of this application is correct. I confirm that that I understand the purpose of this form and the reasons for the collection of my/our personal data (to the extent that this form contains information which is personal data for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998) and that I agree to my/our personal data being used as stated. If any information changes I will inform Plymouth City Council immediately. Signature: Date: Date Warning If you knowingly or recklessly make a false statement to obtain a grant for yourself or anyone else you risk prosecution, and the recovery of all grant payments. By signing this form you are agreeing that you have read and agree with the above declaration. REPAIR AND RENEW GRANT Page 5 of 5

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