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.

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.