October 2023 Flood Support

Financial Support for Residents and Businesses

The Government has announced a package of support for people who have suffered internal flood damage to their homes and businesses, as a direct result of Storm Babet.

If you or your property were affected by the recent floods, you may be eligible for a Community Recovery Grant, Council Tax Discount or Business Rates Relief. This funding is being administered by Mansfield District Council.

Anyone whose property suffered internal flood damage, or if you were not able to live in your property for more than 48 hours, as a direct result of Storm Babet from 19 to 25 October 2023, may be eligible to apply for the following support:

What we need from you

We will need you to apply online for support from the schemes outlined below.

As part of the application process, we will ask you to provide details about you, your affected property (including pictures), bank account details and your Council Tax or Business Rates reference number, so that we can consider your claim and make payment to you if you are eligible.

For more information on how Mansfield District Council will store and process your personal data, please see our Privacy Notice.


Residential property schemes

Community Recovery Grants

£500 per household that was internally flooded or deemed unliveable (see definition below) for a period greater than 48 hours as a result of Storm Babet.

Council Tax Discount

100% of Council Tax discount for a minimum of three months for domestic properties that were affected by internal flooding or deemed unliveable (see definition below) for a period of greater than 48 hours.

This support does not apply to empty homes, second homes or student accommodation.

Apply for a Community Recovery Grant and Council Tax Discount


Business property schemes

Business Rate Relief

Businesses significantly affected by flooding as a direct result of Storm Babet may be eligible for 100% business rates relief for at least three months.

Apply for Business Rate Relief

Business Recovery Grant

Small-to-medium sized businesses in affected areas will be eligible for up to £2,500 from the Business Recovery Grant to help them return quickly to business as usual.

For more information on this grant, please contact Nottinghamshire County Council on 0300 500 8080.


Nottinghamshire County Council Hardship Fund

The county council has set up the Nottinghamshire Floods Hardship Fund for Residents and the Nottinghamshire Floods Business Hardship Fund.

Residents who were evacuated or whose homes flooded will be eligible to apply for a one-off payment of £120.

Small or micro businesses with up to 49 employees, whose premises were flooded will be eligible to apply for an emergency payment of £300 to help them cope with immediate, short-term loss of income.

To apply for either the residents’ fund or business fund people can ring the county council’s contact centre on 0300 500 8080 between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday to take information and payments will be made to those who are eligible.


*unliveable means when residents were advised to vacate the property for a period greater than 48-hours (regardless of whether they vacate or not).

    a. where access to the property was severely restricted (e.g. upper floor flats with no access);
    b. key services such as sewerage, water and power supplies were severely affected;
    c. the adverse weather has resulted in other significant damage to the property such that it would be or would have been advisable for residents to vacate the premises for a period of time, regardless of whether they do vacate or not;
    d. flooded gardens, garages or outbuildings will NOT usually render a household eligible to receive support under the Framework, unless the flooding causes wider impacts on liveability e.g. immerse septic tank, flooded external boilers etc.