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Flood and coastal resilience partnership funding: an introductory guide

A guide that introduces the new approach to flood and coastal resilience partnership funding.

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Flood and coastal resilience partnership funding: an introductory guide

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The way that government funding is allocated to flood and coastal erosion risk management projects in England is changing. The reforms aim to allow more schemes to go ahead and to give each community more of a say in what is done to protect them. The new system will begin from now for all projects seeking financial approval.

Instead of meeting the full costs of just a limited number of projects, the new approach could make government money available towards any worthwhile scheme over time.

Funding levels for each scheme will relate directly to the number of households protected, the damages being prevented, plus the other benefits a scheme would deliver. For the first time, grants for surface water management and property-level protection will be available alongside funding for other risks and approaches.

Published 23 May 2011