Funding – Natural Flood Management

 

Funding Opportunity for NFM in the Wye:

 

DEFRA recently announced a new £1 million flood competition to protect more communities. Partnerships may bid for up to £50,000 for individual Natural Flood Management (NFM) projects in England.

 

Projects will need to demonstrate how they will meet the following allocation criteria:

 

  • reduce flood risk, or coastal erosion, to homes
  • improve habitats and increase biodiversity
  • contribute to research and development of NFM techniques and interventions
  • support and develop partnerships working with and between communities

 

The deadline for entries was the 19th May and the successful projects are expected to be announced by the end of June 2017.

 

For full details click here: http://www.catchmentbasedapproach.org/resources/tools-and-casestudies/deliver/nfm

 

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust and the Wye & Usk Foundation have composed a project outline for this funding to alleviate flood risk and improve biodiversity and community engagement in the Yazor Brook catchment.