The East Riding Coastal Change Fund is a project which offers limited financial assistance and free advice to residents affected by coastal erosion. If you own or rent a property which is at risk from erosion, you might qualify for a Relocation Package or an Adaptation Package:
Relocation Package (funding for some or all of the following options):
Property demolition and site restoration (total cost)
Relocation (such as removal van hire or temporary storage of your belongings) (£1,000 maximum)
Out-of-pocket expenses caused by your relocation to a new home (£200 maximum hardship grant).
Adaptation Package (funding for one of the following options):
Rollback (out-of-pocket expenses caused by your decision to replace a threatened coastal property with a new home inland. If you are granted planning permission for rollback, you can consider claiming back the planning application fee and other costs such as planning agent and architect fees. Unfortunately, funding will not be offered to help you to buy land or to build new property).
Assistance grants (for adapting properties which are not at imminent risk from coastal erosion, but which need to be adapted if they are to remain in residential use in the long-term. Examples include relocating septic tanks or access routes which are at risk from erosion before the properties which they serve).
To discuss your needs, please call the Senior Sustainable Development Officer (Coast) on:
Tel: (01482) 391726
As part of your application for a Relocation Package or an Adaptation Package, you will be asked to prove that:
you own or live in a property which is estimated to be at risk from coastal erosion by 2055 (this will be confirmed by our coastal engineer)
you have owned or lived full-time in, the property which is at risk since 27 October 2009.
Please note: we deliver the East Riding Coastal Change Fund using the remainder of a grant issued by the Government in 2010. Although we are trying to find new money so that we can continue the East Riding Coastal Change Fund once the grant has been spent, unfortunately this cannot be guaranteed. Therefore, we continue to accept and process applications on a first come, first served basis, giving priority to people at greatest risk rather than ring-fencing money for any individuals or particular communities.