Can you crowdfund to pay for flood damage?
With flood damage to homes costing thousands of pounds we look at how flooding could affect you, and how you could crowdfund to pay for damage caused by flooding
With more extreme weather affecting countries across the globe each year the UK is getting its fair share of weather related damage.
Increasingly this damage is caused by the effects of flooding, which is estimated to cost the UK £5bn in 2016.
In 2015 a reported 9,700 properties were built on more than 90 hectares of land at risk of inundation, either from a river or the sea. With housing in crisis in the UK, many developers have built on areas that are at great risk of flooding therefore.
This means that the cost of flood damages and control efforts like building flood defences are set to rise.
In most cases however, the damages reach further than what an insurance policy would be able to cover.
Here at JustGiving we’ve seen successful crowdfunded Flood Appeals.
See some successful pages where people have used crowdfunding to raise money for flood damage here.