Recovery fund reminder for summer flood victims

Farmers affected by last summer’s flooding in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire are reminded that the deadline for applications to the Farming Recovery Fund is 31 March.
 
The fund offers grants of between £500 and £25,000 to cover a number of uninsurable repair costs, including removing debris, re-cultivation of land and replacing damaged field gates.
 
It opened for applications in September 2019 for farmers affected by the breach in the Wainfleet relief channel in June and flash flooding in a number of parishes in North Yorkshire in July.
 
See also: £2m flood recovery fund opens for business

The NFU has warned that applicants must ensure they have properly completed the application when they submit it.
 
This means answering all the questions, filling in the list of items they are requesting and using the tickbox to remind them of any supporting information they need to send to the Rural Payments Agency.

November floods

The deadline for applications from farmers affected by floods in November 2019 in South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire is 31 July 2020.
 
The government also announced last week that it would be extending the fund to cover farmers hit by floods related to storms Dennis and Ciara in February 2020, although the application dates have yet to be released.
 
This will be open to farm businesses in East and North Yorkshire, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Nottinghamshire and Herefordshire.

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