Accessing funding for flood risk management Workshop Purpose Securing relevant funding is crucial for delivering flood risk management actions and the multiple-benefits that projects and initiatives can provide. This workshop aims to explore the potential sources of funding available to local authorities, and the skills & know-how needed to access them. Importantly this includes funds to maximise opportunities for multiple benefits such as greenspace, wellbeing, community engagement and river restoration. The workshop will provide participants with insights into what makes a funding bid successful from a range of funding bodies. We will also hear the experiences of different local authorities and catchment initiatives to secure funding for flood risk management and multiple benefits. NB! This workshop is not about accessing the flooding capital grant which is distributed within the local government settlement. Who is this workshop for The workshop is intended for Local Authority staff and those involved in the delivery of flood risk management actions interested in understanding the funding opportunities available. Registration Please book your place on Eventbrite by 15 November. Please note places are limited to 2 per local authority and 1 per other organisation. Agenda Coffee and tea available from 10 am 10:30 1. Welcome, introductions and ice breaker Ruth Wolstenholme, Sniffer 10:40 2. Accessing funding for FRM - the aim of today’s workshop Will Burnish, Moray Council (on behalf of the steering group) 10:50 3. What makes a funding bid successful? A perspective from a range of funding bodies. a. The Water Environment Fund b. Foundation Scotland c. The Woodland Carbon Code d. SNH funding e. Landfill tax funding Q and A Alice Tree, SEPA Tom Black, Foundation Scotland Vicki West, Scottish Forestry Clive Mitchell, SNH Andy Martin, SEPA 11:50 4. Case studies and lessons learned from fundees and others. a. The Tweed Forum b. Central Scotland Green Network Trust c. The Den Burn Project d. Multiple Benefits and FRM e. The Scottish Flood Forum Q and A Luke Comins, The Tweed Forum Emilie Wadsworth, CSGN Despoina Gogou, Aberdeen City Council Graeme Hedger, West Lothian Council Paul Laidlaw, SFF 12:50 5. Introduction to breakout session Ruth Wolstenholme, Sniffer 13:00 LUNCH 13:30 Breakout session – a chance to discuss opportunities in more detail All 14:15 Discussion – Next steps, how can we build on what we’ve learned? All 14:30 The future of FRM funding – systemic change? Q and A. Kit England, Sniffer 14:55 Sum-up, thanks and close Ruth Wolstenholme, Sniffer Close 15:00 Download workshop agenda in pdf here. If you have any questions about the workshop, please get in touch with us via our email.