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Essex stands with Ukraine

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Homes for Ukraine

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Do you live in a flood risk area? You might be eligible for an £8,000 grant

Thousands of Essex homes are at risk of surface water flooding. Eligible residents can receive a Property Flood Resilience (PFR) grant of up to £8,000. The grant could help you equip your home with measures to minimise flood damage and keep your home safe and dry. 

Check your eligibility today
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