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.


Please book your place on Eventbrite by 15 November. Please note places are limited to 2 per local authority and 1 per other organisation.

Indicative Agenda

10:00 am Coffee and tea available from 10 am

10:30 - 12:30 Morning Session

1. Welcome and aim of the meeting

2. Ice breaker – introductions

3. An overview of the relevant funding landscape in Scotland

5. What makes a funding bid successful? A perspective from a range of funding bodies. Q and A

4. Case studies from Local Authorities and catchment initiatives. Q and A

5. Introduction to the breakout session

13:30 - 13:00 Lunch

13:00 - 15:00 Afternoon Session

6. Breakout session – a chance to discuss opportunities in more detail

7. Looking to the future – the potential role of private and other sources of finance.

8. Sum-up, thanks and close

Download workshop agenda in pdf here.

If you have any questions about the workshop, please get in touch with us via our email.