Find guidance on the Partnership Funding arrangements including FCERM appraisal guidance and how to find and secure external contributions for flood and coastal erosion risk projects.
A new approach to funding
In May 2011, The Secretary of State for the Environment introduced a new policy, Flood and Coastal Erosion Resilience Partnership Funding. This policy describes a new approach to funding projects in England that will reduce flood and coastal erosion risks.
The new policy allows flood and coastal erosion risk management (FCERM) projects to apply for Flood Defence Grant-in-Aid (FDGiA), and encourages funding from other sources to be secured. The proportion of central funding that a project receives will depend on the benefits it will bring.
Guides explaining how the new policy will work and case studies showing partnership funding working in practice are now available.
The Principles for implementing flood and coastal resilience funding document outlines the main principles needed to implement the new partnership funding arrangements and form funding partnerships.
Three short guides outline the future of funding flood and coastal erosion management projects from the perspective of the main audiences for the new policy:
Case studies demonstrating how partnership funding has already helped deliver more for communities, and some of the approaches planned for the future:
If you have any questions related to Partnership Funding, please email email@example.com. Please note that the principles document is a 'living draft' and may be subject to future changes and additions as partnership funding develops further.
Further information on the policy can be found on Defra's website.
Local authority and internal drainage board funding
Arrangements for funding flood and coastal erosion studies, strategies and projects, which are undertaken by local authorities and internal drainage boards has changed.
Flood and coastal erosion risk management appraisal guidance (FCERM-AG)
The FCERM-AG gives guidance on how to put the Defra Policy Statement: Appraisal of Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management, June 2008 into practice. It replaces the Defra Project Appraisal Guidance (PAG).