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Humanitarian Flood Support Scheme - Wexford  

The Government has announced details of a scheme established to provide temporary emergency humanitarian support to small businesses, community, voluntary and sporting bodies impacted by weather events resulting in serious flooding in Wexford on the 25th/26th December 2021.

At the request of the Government, the Irish Red Cross Society has agreed to administer the temporary emergency humanitarian flood support scheme, as follows:

(1) Temporary Emergency Humanitarian Flood Support for Small Businesses.

This scheme provides temporary emergency humanitarian support to small businesses that have been unable to secure flood insurance and have been flooded following the events on 25th/26th December 2021.

The closing date for receipt of applications is the 7th of February, 2022.

Please Click Here To Download The Application Form.

This scheme is a temporary humanitarian support contribution towards the costs of returning business premises to their pre-flood condition including the replacement of flooring, fixtures, fittings, and damaged stock. The scheme will not provide a contribution to the loss of earnings or loss of business goodwill.

The scheme is targeted at small businesses (up to 20 employees) and will have two stages:

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

2. In the event that businesses have incurred significant damages above €5,000, the second stage will provide a means to seek further support. However, this will be a more lengthy process requiring a more detailed assessment. Eligibility Criteria for this scheme are detailed below. The total level of support available for both stages combined will be capped at €20,000 per property.

CRITERIA FOR QUALIFICATION FOR PAYMENT UNDER THE SMALL BUSINESS SCHEME

(i) Only those small businesses that could not secure flood insurance through no fault of their own are eligible.

(ii) For the purpose of this scheme, a small business will be defined as one with up to 20 employees.

(iii) The business premises must have been flooded between the 25th/26th December 2021. This fact must be verified by the relevant Local Authority.

(iv) At the time of the flood, the business must have been trading and in rateable premises. (where the premises is not subject to commercial rates, the applicant should supply a tax clearance certificate as supporting documentation, or where this is not available, a recent official document from Revenue showing the tax registration number of the business).

(v) A business operating from a place of residence that suffered damage and was uninsured may be eligible to claim from the scheme provided that specific documentation can be supplied and the Department of Social Protection Scheme has not been used to co-fund.

(vi) This scheme is not available to the farming community.

(vii) Landlords must supply a tax clearance certificate, a rental agreement, and in the case of a private tenancy confirmation of registration with the RTB at the date, the flooding occurred.

(v111) Landlords must supply a tax clearance certificate, a rental agreement, and in the case of a private rented tenancy confirmation of registration with the RTB at the date, the flooding occurred.

Application forms should be returned to the IRC in a timely and efficient manner and within a maximum timeframe of 4 weeks from the announcement of the scheme.

Please Click Here To Download The Application Form.

(2) Temporary Emergency Humanitarian Support for Community, Voluntary & Sporting bodies.

The Irish Red Cross is administrating this Government scheme to provide temporary emergency humanitarian support to Community, Voluntary & Sporting bodies affected by flooding following the events caused by severe weather events in Wexford on the 25th/26th December 2021.

The closing date for applications is the 7th of February, 2022.

Please Click Here To Download the Application Form.

This scheme is a temporary humanitarian support contribution to cover flood damage to buildings, contents, or fixtures & fittings following flooding events caused by flooding following the events on 25th/ 26th December 2021.

This scheme will not provide a contribution to the loss of earnings or loss of business goodwill or for damage caused to fairways or sports grounds or pitches. The eligibility criteria for this scheme are detailed below.

This scheme has two stages:

1. The first stage is intended to provide an immediate contribution of up to €5,000, depending on the scale of damage incurred.

2. In the event that an organization’s premises, its content, or equipment have incurred significant damages above €5,000, the second stage will provide a means to seek further support. However, this will be a more detailed assessment. The total level of support available will be capped at €20,000 (per premises).

CRITERIA FOR QUALIFICATION FOR PAYMENT UNDER THE COMMUNITY, VOLUNTARY AND SPORTING BODIES SCHEME:

(i) The community, voluntary or sporting body must have been operating/trading at the time of the flood(s)

(ii) The premises must have been flooded between the 25th/26th December 2021 which will be factually verified by the relevant Local Authority.

(iii) Only those organizations that could not secure flood insurance through no fault of their own are eligible.

(iv) The scheme applies to buildings, contents, fixtures, and fittings.

Application forms should be returned to the IRC in a timely and efficient manner and within a maximum timeframe of 4 weeks from the announcement of the scheme.

Please Click Here To Download the Application Form.

Please contact the Irish Red Cross if any of your details change between the time you make your application and receipt of payment under this scheme.

For any queries call us now on 01-6424600 or email emergencyflooding@redcross.ie

 

 

 

Humanitarian Flood Support Scheme - Cork

The Government has announced details of two schemes established to provide temporary emergency humanitarian support to small businesses, community, voluntary and sporting bodies impacted by weather events resulting in serious flooding caused by either: 7 th to 8 th December 2021 resulting from Storm Barra or 12 th February 2021 in Fermoy, Co Cork.

At the request of the Government, the Irish Red Cross Society has agreed to administer two temporary emergency humanitarian flood support schemes, as follows:

(1) Temporary Emergency Humanitarian Flood Support for Small Businesses.

This scheme provides temporary emergency humanitarian support to small businesses that have been unable to secure flood insurance and have been flooded following the events on 12 th February 2021 in Fermoy or by Storm Barra on 7th/7th December 2021.

The closing date for receipt of applications is the 25th of January, 2022.

Please Click Here To Download The Application Form.

This scheme is a temporary humanitarian support contribution towards the costs of returning business premises to their pre-flood condition including the replacement of flooring, fixtures, fittings, and damaged stock. The scheme will not provide a contribution to the loss of earnings or loss of business goodwill.

The scheme is targeted at small businesses (up to 20 employees) and will have two stages:

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

2. In the event that businesses have incurred significant damages above €5,000, the second stage will provide a means to seek further support. However, this will be a more lengthy process requiring a more detailed assessment. Eligibility Criteria for this scheme are detailed below. The total level of support available for both stages combined will be capped at €20,000 per property.

CRITERIA FOR QUALIFICATION FOR PAYMENT UNDER THE SMALL BUSINESS SCHEME

(i) Only those small businesses that could not secure flood insurance through no fault of their own are eligible.

(ii) For the purpose of this scheme, a small business will be defined as one with up to 20 employees.

(iii) The business premises must have been flooded between the 7th /8th December 2021 or on the 12th February 2021 (Fermoy, Co. Cork only). This fact must be verified by the relevant Local Authority.

(iv) At the time of the flood, the business must have been trading and in rateable premises. (where the premises is not subject to commercial rates, the applicant should supply a tax clearance certificate as supporting documentation, or where this is not available, a recent official document from Revenue showing the tax registration number of the business).

(v) A business operating from a place of residence that suffered damage and was uninsured may be eligible to claim from the scheme provided that specific documentation can be supplied and the Department of Social Protection Scheme has not been used to co-fund.

(vi) This scheme is not available to the farming community.

(vii) Landlords must supply a tax clearance certificate, a rental agreement, and in the case of a private tenancy confirmation of registration with the RTB at the date, the flooding occurred. 

(v111) Landlords must supply a tax clearance certificate, a rental agreement, and in the case of a private rented tenancy confirmation of registration with the RTB at the date, the flooding occurred. 

Application forms should be returned to the IRC in a timely and efficient manner and within a maximum timeframe of 4 weeks from the announcement of the scheme.

Please Click Here To Download The Application Form.

( 2) Temporary Emergency Humanitarian Support for Community, Voluntary & Sporting bodies. 

The Irish Red Cross is administrating this Government scheme to provide temporary emergency humanitarian support to Community, Voluntary & Sporting bodies affected by flooding following the events caused by Storm Barra on the 7th /8th December 2021 or by an isolated flood event in Fermoy on 12th February 2021.

The closing date for applications is 25th January 2022

Please Click Here To Download the Application Form.

This scheme is a temporary humanitarian support contribution to cover flood damage to buildings, contents, or fixtures & fittings following flooding events caused by Storm Barra on the 7th /8th December 2021 or by an isolated flood event in Fermoy on 12th February 2021.

This scheme will not provide a contribution to the loss of earnings or loss of business goodwill or for damage caused to fairways or sports grounds or pitches. The eligibility criteria for this scheme are detailed below.

This scheme has two stages:

1. The first stage is intended to provide an immediate contribution of up to €5,000, depending on the scale of damage incurred.

2. In the event that an organization’s premises, its content, or equipment have incurred significant damages above €5,000, the second stage will provide a means to seek further support. However, this will be a more detailed assessment. The total level of support available will be capped at €20,000 (per premises).

CRITERIA FOR QUALIFICATION FOR PAYMENT UNDER THE COMMUNITY, VOLUNTARY AND SPORTING BODIES SCHEME

(i) The community, voluntary or sporting body must have been operating/trading at the time of the flood(s)

(ii) The premises must have been flooded between the 7th /8th December 2021 or on 12th February 2021 (Fermoy only) which will be factually verified by the relevant Local Authority.

(iii) Only those organizations that could not secure flood insurance through no fault of their own are eligible.

(iv) The scheme applies to buildings, contents, fixtures, and fittings.

Application forms should be returned to the IRC in a timely and efficient manner and within a maximum timeframe of 4 weeks from the announcement of the scheme.

Please Click Here To Download the Application Form.

Please contact the Irish Red Cross if any of your details change between the time you make your application and receipt of payment under this scheme.

For any queries call us now on 01-6424600 or email emergencyflooding@redcross.ie

 

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