THE deadline for businesses within the Malvern Hills District Council to apply for grants from the Flood Relief Scheme has been extended.

Originally set for Friday, May 30, funds will now be available until June 30.

Businesses can apply for grants of up to £500 to compensate for a loss of footfall during the floods.

The grants can be applied for by contacting Malvern Hills District Council on 01684 862 151, the Upton Town Council or Annette Keyworth of The Upton Business Association.