Flooding: Apply for Financial Help for Uninsured Businesses

We recently wrote about a government scheme that is available to assist homeowners that have been affected by flooding.
See:  https://www.moneyguideireland.com/financial-help-available-for-flood-damage.html

The government have announced another humanitarian assistance scheme for small businesses affected by the recent (and impending) flooding.
As much as €20,000 can be claimed by small businesses affected by flooding.

The scheme will be administered by the Irish Red Cross  and it will provide a contribution towards the costs of returning business premises to their pre-flood condition. This will include the cost of replacement of flooring, fixtures and fittings and damaged stock.  (Loss of earnings or loss of business good-will will not be covered)
The scheme is only  for small businesses with up to 20 employees.

The first stage will begin immediately and will provide a contribution of up to €5,000, depending on the scale of the damage.

Stage 2  :  Where a business has incurred significant damages above €5,000, there will be a second stage where further support can be requested.  This stage will require a detailed assessment. The total level of support available for both stages combined will be capped at €20,000

Criteria for claiming the assistance:

1 Only those small businesses that could not secure flood insurance are eligible.

2 The business must have been flooded during the period 4th December 2015 to 17th December 2015 and this fact verified by the relevant Local Authority.

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3At the time of the flood – the business must have been trading and in a rateable premises.

You can download an application form HERE

Completed application forms and supporting documentation can be scanned and submitted electronically to emergencyflooding2015@redcross.ie.

Alternatively, completed application forms and supporting documentation can be sent by post marking it “Private and Confidential” to: The Irish Red Cross Society, Emergency Flooding 2015, 16 Merrion Square, Dublin 2.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Friday 15 January 2016.