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Many people within Derbyshire live in flood risk areas.

Here we provide information on:

As well as this you can find information about our role, responsibilities and duties as the Lead Local Flood Authority under the Flood And Water Management Act 2010 including:

If you live or work close to a watercourse and within the natural floodplain, there is a risk that river flooding may threaten your property or workplace.

Flooding can also affect areas away from the natural flood plain. Intense and prolonged storms can exceed the capacity of the local drainage system or saturate the ground and put many more homes, businesses and people at risk from surface water, groundwater and watercourse flooding.

We work alongside the Environment Agency in their work to manage the risk of flooding and minimise the effects and damage caused.

We also work with the Environment Agency and other partners to plan how to best protect the community of Derbyshire from flooding and how to respond in an emergency.

Flood questionnaire

Many parts of Derbyshire were flooded in November 2019 when lengthy periods of heavy rain hit the county. We now want to hear from householders and businesses who were affected. We want to gather feedback on the extent of the damage and information about the source of the flooding, then use these responses to further develop our plans to deal with future flooding.

Complete our flood questionnaire

Flood warnings

The Environment Agency is responsible for issuing flood warnings to the public. It provides a dedicated Floodline information service tel: 0845 988 1188. The line operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

The flood warning information is updated every 15 minutes.

Support for residents and businesses affected by flooding

Immediate financial help is available for residents and businesses that have been directly impacted by flooding - specifically, if water has entered your property or there has been a similar impact from landslides, mud. Gardens, sheds and garages are not included in this.

This fund is not intended to replace or compensate for 'building or contents' insurance but is aimed at providing immediate financial relief to help you deal with the stress and hardship that has been caused by flooding.


Residents who were evacuated or whose homes were flooded are eligible to apply for a one-off payment of £104 through our Derbyshire Floods Hardship Fund. To apply tel: 01629 533190. This fund will close to new applications on 31 January 2020.

The government is also making funding available through the Community Recovery Grant to help communities with their immediate recovery and up to £500 will be available for those household that have been directly affected. Further details will be made available by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

Foundation Derbyshire has been receiving financial donations from members of the public who are keen to help support Derbyshire communities. A grant of up to £200 is available for households that have been directly affected by the recent floods. You can apply for the flooding grant on the Foundation Derbyshire

Local businesses

Our Derbyshire Floods Business Hardship Fund which was made available to businesses to aid recovery following the 2019 floods, closed on 10 January 2020. Fifty-two emergency payments of up to £300 have been paid to affected businesses following an assessment of need.

In addition to emergency funding support, help and advice can be sought from D2N2 Growth Hub with business advisors available to provide further support needed to aid recovery. The local Chamber of Commerce is also able to provide advice and support, including free membership.


The government is also making funding available for small to medium enterprises (those up to 250 employees). An average of £2,500 is available through the Business Recovery Grant, aimed at businesses that have been flooded or directly impacted by the flooding. Financial support for farmers is being made separately and also for large businesses (those over 250 employees). Details of the fund are still yet to be confirmed, but information will be available from the Ministry of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.


Financial support for farmers is being administered by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). The Fund provides financial assistance up to 100%, with a minimum grant level of £500. The application deadline is 31 July 2020.

Apply for the Farming Recovery Fund.

Foundation Derbyshire

Foundation Derbyshire is offering help to small businesses suffering personal hardship as a result of the flooding. Find out more on the Foundation Derbyshire website.