BUSINESSES across Worcestershire which suffered in the recent floods have been given two more weeks to apply for special grants.

Grants of up to £3,000 will be awarded from funds supplied by central government and supplemented by a total of £200,000 from Worcestershire County Council.

The original deadline for applications was on Friday, March 21, but it has now been extended to Friday, April 4.

Businesses which has water enter their premises can apply for up to £3,000, and ones indirectly affected by flooding of the roads where they trade could get up to £1,500.

County councillor Simon Geraghty said: "We are working hard to ensure the funding put in place gets to the businesses affected as quickly as possible.

"Applications submitted early have already been processed and approved, so I urge any business that has been significantly affected but have not yet submitted an application form to do so as soon as possible."

For more information, visit, email or call Worcestershire Business Central on 0300 123 1440.