Storm Henk flood relief

Flood relief available for those affected by Storm Henk.


The flood recovery framework was triggered on 6 January 2024 in response to the severe flooding events that have occurred as a result of Storm Henk, with impacts occurring between 2 and 12 January 2024 eligible to be counted.

We’re eligible to provide government-funded support under this framework due to more than 50 properties locally reporting internally flooding as a result of Storm Henk.

The following support is available for residents and businesses impacted by flooding as a result of Storm Henk, providing certain conditions are met.

All applications must be submitted no later than 7 April 2024.

Delay in access to the flood recovery grant

In order for us to offer these grants to communities, the government eligibility criteria requires councils to demonstrate that over 50 properties internally flooded during Storm Henk. 

The government also set strict timeframes for grants to be paid out which we need to adhere to.

To gather the information on the impacts of Storm Henk, we’ve been working extensively with our Community Support Teams, the Environment Agency, town and parish councils, Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service and other organisations to gather the number of known flooded properties across the county. 

Following a community meeting held in Shrewsbury, additional affected properties were identified to reach the 50 property threshold.

As this information has taken some time to gather, the timeframe for residents to apply for the grants has been greatly condensed. 

As a result, applications need to be submitted as soon as possible and before the deadline of 7 April 2024.

Due to the delay in offering this funding please be aware that if you do not provide the relevant supporting information as part of your application we cannot guarantee that your claim will be processed in time. 

Shropshire Council cannot be held liable for any claims that are not processed before the scheme deadline.

Community Recovery Grant

We can award £500 per household where their primary residence has either been internally flooded or deemed to be unavailable for a period greater than 48 hours as a result of Storm Henk.

Qualifying criteria and link to apply

Council tax discount

We can award 100% council tax discount for a minimum of three months if flood water entered the domestic property, or the domestic property was otherwise considered ‘unliveable’ for a period greater than 48 hours. We can also award a 100% council tax discount on temporary accommodation for any household unable to return to their home.

Qualifying criteria and link to apply

Business rate relief

We can award 100% relief from business rates for a minimum of three months if flood water entered the premises, or the flooding seriously impacted on a business’s ability to trade from the property. The relief provided will be subject to the UK subsidy control regime and will only be available to properties with a rateable value less than £10m.

Qualifying criteria and link to apply

Business recovery grant

This grant will provide financial support to aid the recovery of local businesses. Local authorities will receive grant funding up to £2,500 per eligible business. Eligible businesses will be small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Qualifying criteria and link to apply


In addition

The Property Flood Resilience Scheme offers householders and businesses up to £5,000 per property to fund measures which improve a property’s resilience over and above repairs that would normally be covered by insurance.

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