GLOUCESTERSHIRE County Council is making cash available to support people affected by the recent floods. The council is allocating £50,000 into a flood relief grant to help people whose homes have been hit by flooding.

It is offering up to £1,000 per flooded property to help replace damaged furniture and essentials or to help with the most immediate needs. Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways and flood, said: “We’re doing as much as we can out on the ground to help people who are affected by the flooding but we know there are people whose homes or properties have been damaged.

“That’s why we are committing up to £50,000 to help people in the community respond to issues relating to flooding in their properties in their recent event. “This is reinforcing our ongoing commitment to flood alleviation and supporting flood victims since 2007.”

If people want to apply for the funding, they should visit Gloucestershire County Council’s website in the first instance and register their details.

The council will then be in contact to discuss their application.

Gloucestershire County Council has spent over £45m on flood alleviation works since 2007.