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Community Flood Improvement Fund Grant

What is the Community Flood Improvement Fund Grant?

We hear from many communities that feel a solution to their flooding problem could be a simple and low-cost one. This grant enables communities to put plans or schemes into action and reduce flood risk to properties or businesses within their local area. Funded by Essex County Council, this scheme is part of the Council’s five year Flood Prevention Capital Programme.

What does it fund?

The Grant will fund any plan or scheme that wishes to reduce flood risk to properties or businesses in their area. Projects to protect homes are given priority, but if you have an idea then talk to your local or parish council about supporting your application.

Who can get funding?

The types of organisations that can apply include:

  • Town and parish councils
  • District, borough and city councils
  • Community groups
  • The Environment Agency
  • Water supply and sewerage companies e.g. Anglia Water,  Thames Water etc
  • Essex Highways
  • Essex Fire and Rescue Service
  • Landowners and farmers
  • Voluntary organisations, charities and conservation bodies
  • Other interested organisations in Essex

Apply for a community flood scheme grant

If you’d like more guidance or information then please contact us on the email below:

flood@essex.gov.uk

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