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4. Property Flood Resilience Funding Scheme

Property Flood Resilience Funding Scheme

Devon County Council is committed to increasing community resilience in Devon and is supported by DEFRA to deliver property flood resilience (PFR) measures. More details for homes and business can be found on the Devon County Council site.

Working closely with a number of partners, we aim to help individual property owners be better equipped with the tools and basic defence measures they need to be able to deal with flooding.

As such, a PFR funding scheme has been established to enable homeowners to apply for up to £5,000 to carry out a survey of the property, identifying the required resilience measures and to purchase the recommended measures. Any additional budget requirements will be at the expense of the property owner.

There is limited funding, with an allocation to be made available each year by DEFRA, Local Levy and DCC. Applications will, therefore, be prioritised based on fixed criteria as set out in the PFR Funding Policy document in order to maximize the number of properties benefiting from this opportunity and to ensure those properties with the greatest need will receive the funding.