Defra and the Environment Agency have published the ‘Natural flood management programme prospectus’, enabling applicants to apply for funding to increase flood resilience with natural flood management.

NFM measures can include:

  • soil and land management
  • river and floodplain management
  • woodland management
  • run-off management
  • coast and estuary management

To receive funding a project must:

  • provide one or more eligible Natural Flood Management measures
  • demonstrate a flood risk benefit in England
  • provide value for money
  • be consistent with existing flood and coast plans – for example local flood risk management strategies, flood risk management plans and shoreline management plans
  • undertake project monitoring in compliance with our NFM Programme Monitoring Requirements
  • have maintenance plans in place

Expressions of interest should be submitted by 10th November 2023.

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