An Emergency Humanitarian Support Scheme has been opened to small businesses and organisations affected by recent flash floods in the South East.
People in the New Ross and Tullow areas can now avail of the funds.
Heavy downpours in Wexford on Monday the 15th of August were described as 'biblical' which caused the town of New Ross to stand still.
Flash flooding caused severe disruption in Tullow, Bagenalstown and Graiguecullen when the thunder storm struck.
Tanaiste Leo Varadkar said the funding is available to give urgent assistance to those who were unable to get insurance, to help with the costs of repairing the damage.
The flash floods last week in New Ross & Tullow were devastating for many businesses. We’ve opened an emergency scheme to help those, who despite their best efforts, were unable to get insurance. Hope it helps those affected get back on their feet. pic.twitter.com/Z1v3zGIOBJ
— Leo Varadkar (@LeoVaradkar) August 23, 2022
The funding is targeted at small businesses, sports clubs and community and voluntary organisations.
Those affected will receive a contribution of up to €5,000, and if flood damage was significant, a further payment of up to €15,000 will be available following assessment.
For more information visit enterprise.gov.ie.