Before you start the application form

Make sure you have read the eligibility criteria, and are satisfied you meet the criteria in full, CFFC will not process any application which does not meet all the criteria points.

Make sure you have your CMBC Flood Resilience grant confirmation letter or email in a Jpeg, Word Document or PDF format, you will need to upload this as part of the application process, you will not be able to submit your application without this.

Make sure you have a quote for the items/works you wish to apply for support with purchasing in a Jpeg, PDF, or Word Document format, you will need to upload this as part of the application process, you will not be able to submit your application without this.

Eligibility

NOTE YOU MUST MEET ALL THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA TO BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY

  • Be the owner of a property that was flooded in December 2015
  • Have been approved for a CMBC Flood Resilience Grant of £5,000
  • Have had a flood risk assessment/survey report carried out by an independent competent surveyor as part of your CMBC flood resilience application
  • Have identified additional flood resilience measures, for which the cost of the works and or product is not covered by the £5,000 CMBC Flood Resilience Grant.
  • Can provide a quote from a supplier(s) for the amount applied for
  • Have not already purchased the items/works for which you are intending to use this grant for
  • You must be satisfied you will be able to supply a receipt for works/items not covered by the £5,000 CMBC Flood Resilience Grants by March 1st 2018 (CFFC reserves the right to cross-reference this with receipts supplied to CMBC)
  • Have NOT previously received the £1000 Top Up Resilience Grant from the Community Foundation for Calderdale

Who Can Apply?

The owners of residential properties and business premises that were flooded in December 2015 can apply for a top-up grant of up to £1,000 per property.

The owners of the following premises are eligible for the grant;

  • Residential properties (including static caravans where primary residence) where the property’s habitable internal areas (including the cellar and integral garage) have been damaged by flooding caused by the winter storms of December 2015. Each property must apply individually, joint applications or applications from multiple households will not be considered.
  • Business (including social enterprise) and charitable organisation properties where internal areas of the premise have been damaged by flooding caused by the winter storms of December 2015. Each property must apply individually, joint applications or applications from multiple business premises will not be considered.

The grants are payable to the person responsible for the fabric of the property, normally the property owner.

For flats, only one grant will be available for each property flooded (usually ground floor only).

When is the deadline?

This round of funding will close on January 19th 5pm 2018 2017. Applications received after this date will not be excepted. Extensions to the deadline will not be granted under any circumstance.

Works/products must be purchased/installed by March 1st 2018. Extensions to the deadline will not be granted under any circumstance.

Further Guidance

The works should not have been paid for, if works have been paid for you must apply using the recompense form.

We only require one written quote (which may include multiple items and may total more than the £1000 maximum grant available), on a contractor’s letter headed paper, if however, you have multiple items from numerous suppliers we will require a quote from each supplier.

We strongly advise applicants to consider information available on reference websites such as www.nationalfloodforum.org.uk/property-level-protection-community-tool/

Any flood resistance products that are being installed must carry the BSI Kitemark (PAS- 1188) or meet an equivalent standard, to confirm they have been rigorously tested to withstand flood water.

The Community Foundation for Calderdale recognises the importance of growing and rebuilding the local economy, and would strongly encourage the use of local suppliers and bona fide, genuine contractors.

All applicants must agree to maintain any flood resilience or resistance works carried out in accordance with the manufacturers’ instructions.

NOTE: The Foundation reserves the right to reclaim any money which has been paid as a result of fraudulent or misleading claims.

TO APPLY FOR A TOP-UP FLOOD RESILIENCE GRANT CLICK HERE