£2 million fund opens for flood-affected farmers

06 January 2020

A £2 million fund to support farmers who suffered uninsurable damage to their property in the devastating floods in November has opened for applications today (Monday 6 January). Full details of the fund can be found here.

The Government confirmed in November 2019 that it would extend its Farming Recovery Fund so farmers could apply for grants between £500 and £25,000 to cover a number of repair costs.

The announcement followed significant overtopping of flood defences and breaches in rivers occurred due to the unprecedented rainfall and subsequent flooding in Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and a number of other areas of the Midlands and Yorkshire.

CLA East Regional Director Cath Crowther said:

“The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) welcomes the government’s announcement of funding for farmers affected by last year's flooding. The announcement follows lobbying by the CLA to have the Farming Recovery Fund extended to those areas.

“The CLA, along with partner organisations in the area, will continue to do whatever is required to ensure resources are allocated to reboot the local farming community.”

If you are a CLA member and require support or advice on this matter contact CLA East Rural Adviser Rachel Brooks on 01638 590 429.