>> Thursday, 4 February 2016
Applications are now being accepted for the Scottish Government Flood Relief Fund from owners of static caravan owners that suffered damage following the recent storms and flooding that struck Aberdeenshire in December and January.
It is estimated that over 100 caravans at Ballater Caravan Park were flooded and many destroyed and the fund will also be open to other static caravan owners affected across Aberdeenshire.
Aberdeenshire Council has received over 50 enquires/grant applications from the owners of static caravans and these are being processed.
Owners of static caravans at Ballater Caravan Park will be contacted directly to inform them of the flood relief fund and those who do not receive information are encouraged to fill out an online application form at: https://online.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/flooding-grant-scheme/
Chair of Aberdeenshire Council’s Infrastructure Services Committee Councillor David Aitchison said:
“It will be welcome news for static caravan owners that they can now access the funding to support them to recover from flooding and I encourage those who haven’t applied for a grant to take advantage of the £1,500 as soon as possible.”
Vice-Chair Councillor Stephen Smith added:
“For those who have lost their static caravan or possessions this news that funding has expanded will go some way towards helping and - in Ballater - is in addition to work the council has also been doing to support the caravan park owners.”
Aberdeenshire Council received £2million from the Scottish Government Flood Relief Fund to support communities affected by recent floods.
Around 500 households and businesses have registered since the fund was announced and payments are now being made (£1,500 for individuals and £3,000 for businesses)
Aberdeenshire Council has processed 226 grant payments (205 for householders and 21 to businesses).
Only those households, static caravan owners and businesses which were directly affected by the flooding in December 2015 and early January 2016 are eligible to apply for the grant.
Online application form at: https://online.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/flooding-grant-scheme/