£7.5 million bid to make Lincolnshire more resilient to impacts of climate change

Lincolnshire is one of 25 areas in the UK to be invited by Government to bid for funding to explore new ways of helping local communities to become more resilient to the impacts of climate change.

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Lincolnshire County Council has teamed up partners and communities, including local authorities in Greater Lincolnshire, drainage boards, wildlife and environmental charities, nature partnerships, academics and water companies, amongst others, to apply for funding worth £7.5 million.

The innovative projects aim to help communities become more resilient to the challenges of climate change and will tackle some of the issues relating to groundwater flooding, including managing flood risk, enhancing watercourses and protecting the environment.

David Hickman, head of environment at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “We’re delighted to have been selected as one of the areas to benefit from this fund - to develop and deliver innovative flood resilience actions in the county.

“We will be developing innovative, sustainable and practical actions which will make a real difference to our communities across Greater Lincolnshire, and which can be used across the rest of the country.”

For more information on the funding, visit www.gov.uk/guidance/flood-and-coastal-resilience-innovation-programme