Cost of living support

Find out about support you could be eligible for

Cost of living support

Essex stands with Ukraine

Information for sponsors and guests on the Homes for Ukraine scheme

Homes for Ukraine

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Don’t wait for the rain to start pouring - stay ahead of flooding with the PFR grant!

Take action today and give your home the protection it may need against surface water flooding with the Property Flood Resilience (PFR) grant. If eligible, you could receive up to £8,000 towards defences designed to minimise flood damage.

Check if you're eligible for the Property Flood Resilience grant
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Welcome to our Extraordinary Essex

19 July 2024

Essex is an extraordinary county for many reasons. We’re proud to serve the people and communities that live, work and study here. They are what make our county truly unique.

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