Communities in risk of flooding granted portion of £200m: The government is offering a portion of £200m to advance the resilience of communities at risk of flooding & coastal change all over England.
The current Flood and Coastal Resilience Innovation Programme, controlled by the Environment Agency, will pick 25 areas to pilot new & inovative approaches to enhance resilience to flooding and coastal change.
That may involve planting trees and restoring peatland to slow run-off into rivers or creating changes in people’s homes so they can recover faster after flooding.
Each location will receive about £6 million between 2021 and 2027, with the remainder of the money assisting other flooding & coastal resilience projects along with the development of extended term investment pathways in the Thames and Humber Estuaries, Yorkshire & the Severn Valley.
Lead Local Flood Authorities (LLFAs) & Coast Protection Authorities (CPAs) are being welcomed to apply for funding up to 15th January 2021.
Environment Minister Rebecca Pow stated: “The impact of flooding can be devastating and even more so for those who have suffered repeatedly. Our ambitious new Flood and Coastal Resilience Innovation Programme will help communities test different approaches to become more resilient to flooding and coastal change alongside our record investment to build and maintain our flood defences.
“This funding will not only help to build long-term resilience in those 25 areas, but the evidence and learning from those projects will be used to inform future approaches to and investments in flood and coastal erosion risk management across the country.”
Communities in risk of flooding granted portion of £200m