£5.5 million DEFRA funding for Property Level Flood Proection


DEFRA announces grant funding for £5.5 million to all Local Authorities to procure flood protection products for properties that are at high risk of flooding within their jurisdiction. 

Round 1 is £3 million and 25 Local Authorities have been selected nationally, with these works due to start  early in 2010.

Bids for round 2 are welcomed up to 30th November 2009 with a further £2.5 million being tabled, at which point DEFRA will announce which Local Authorities have been successful.

Ultimately the entire budget spend of £5.5 million has to be used from January 2010 to April 2011 and FGSL aim to facilitate as much of this work as possible.