We can confirm that applications for immediate government support via Shropshire Council are now open to small and medium-sized businesses who have been:

  • directly impacted by the flooding – for instance, there was flood damage to the property, equipment, and/or stock;
  • indirectly impacted by the flooding – for instance, the business has had no/highly restricted access to premises, equipment and/or stock as a result of flooding, restricted access for customers, suppliers and/or staff; and directly suffered a loss of trade as a result.

Depending on your circumstances you may be eligible for the following immediate support:

  • Business Recovery Grant of up to £2,500
  • Business Rates 100% relief for minimum 3 months

To meet government requirements and to allow BACS payment within 3 working days, you will need to complete the following Shropshire Council form to apply for Financial Support:

The application form has been made to be as easy as possible to complete and should take no longer than 15 minutes.

If you require any support completing this form, please call Claire from Shropshire Council on 01743 254613 or email claire.evans@shropshire.gov.uk.

Flood Business Impact Survey

Thank you to those who completed the ‘Urgent Business Impact Survey’ during the recent flooding. Over two hundred businesses have shared information through the survey which is being used to:

  1. Steer immediate financial support available through government and Shropshire Council (please see above)
  2. Guide the Shrewsbury Business Flooding Recovery Plan (which may include further financial support for severely affected businesses and promotional activities)
  3. Lobby government and other agencies for the long-term sustainable management of the River Severn

We will be in touch with further information about the Shrewsbury Business Flooding Recovery Plan in the coming days.