Defra has been working with a range of stakeholders to develop a grant scheme to support innovative community-led demonstration projects.
The scheme is designed to enable and stimulate local communities at significant risk of flooding, from whatever source, to develop local solutions that:
- enhance flood risk management and preparedness in ways which quantifiably improve the community's overall resilience
- demonstrably improve the community's financial resilience in relation to flooding
- deliver sustained improvements which have the potential to be applied in other areas.
Up to £5 million will be available in the period up to March 2015 to fund up to 20 projects.