Homeowners in Essex can protect themselves against flooding by applying for a grant of up to £5,000.

Applications can now be made to renovate properties through the Property Level Protection grants offered by the county council.

Flood resistant doors, pumps, flood barriers, and air bricks are all on offer for residents to protect against flooding.

Grant recipients will be residential homeowners who have been flooded internally within the past three years from ordinary watercourse, groundwater and surface water flooding.

Claimants must also demonstrate evidence of the impact of the flooding event.

To find out more about the grants and to fill out an online PLP application form please visit www.essex.gov.uk/flooding and look under the ‘Apply’ tab.