This scheme is now closed and relates to flooding which occurred during the winter 2013 to 2014.
The severe weather recovery scheme was launched on 4 February 2014 to support to those local authorities (in England) that incurred, or will incur costs as a result of the actions they have or are taking to support communities recovering from the East Coast tidal surge on 5 and 6 December 2013 and the impacts of severe weather in December 2013 and up to 7 February 2014. Applications to the severe weather recovery scheme closed on 19 February 2014.
In view of the on-going issues many areas are still facing, on 26 February 2014 the Secretary of State announced that the Department for Communities and Local Government would be making available a second tranche of severe weather recovery scheme grant to local authorities in England. The purpose of this grant is to support those local authorities to assist their communities in dealing with recovery from flood damage caused by severe weather on and between 8 February and 30 May 2014.
This funding is intended to bridge the gaps between costs covered by the Bellwin scheme, insurance and the existing central and local government obligations and programmes.
Separate arrangements have already been made for Somerset councils.