15. What is partnership funding?
Partnership funding is central government’s drive to bring outside investment into beach management schemes to give better value to the tax payer. The logic is that if a private company or other organisation benefits from the Beach Management Scheme (BMS), then they should contribute as they are now avoiding future flooding damages to their properties, assets and infrastructure.
Private businesses have been approached for a funding contribution and both Sidmouth Town Council and East Devon District Council are also contributing towards the BMP as it will result in their assets being better protected in the future.