YORKSHIRE Forward has paid out more than £250,000 to 15 of the region's larger flood-hit businesses just 20 working days after £3 million was made available.
More than 300 businesses employing more than 50 people in areas across the region that were affected by this summer's unprecedented weather have been contacted by representatives from Yorkshire Forward, the Chambers of Commerce or Business Link to ensure that they are aware of the financial support that is available and to help them to assess their needs.
Tom Riordan, chief executive of Yorkshire Forward said: "Companies across the region have continued to trade and recovered well from the effects of flooding.
“Many of the region's larger businesses are based in areas around Sheffield and Rotherham – which were particularly badly hit. Yorkshire Forward has asked them what they need in terms of financial and other support, and working with partners from Government Office for Yorkshire and Humber and Business Link, has responded swiftly.”
Alison Biddulph, manager of the Objective 1 programme for the Government Office for Yorkshire and Humber said: "We are pleased to be in a position to help affected local firms get back on their feet."