Applications open for flood protection grants

Flooding at Kirkcaldy's Victoria Hospital.

Homes and businesses across Fife that may be affected by flooding can now apply for grants of up to £5,000.

Fife Council’s Property Flood Resilience Grant scheme opened for applications today (24 April).

The grants will support private property owners to improve the flood resilience of their properties. 

Councillor Jan Wincott, Spokesperson for Environment and Climate Change said: "In recent years, Fife has been impacted by a number of extreme weather events.

"This new grant scheme to support property resilience is now open for applications. 

“It will provide much needed help to our communities affected by flooding, as well as putting measures in place to help protect against the risk of flooding in the future.

“As part of our refreshed Climate Fife 2024 Strategy and Action Plan we are focusing on climate resilience, and that includes helping residents and properties become more resilient to flooding.

"Finding solutions to reduce the impact of flooding is just one of the ways that we are adapting to climate change to help our communities prepare for, and respond to, the impacts of climate change."

More information on eligibility, and how to apply, can be found on Fife Council's website.

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