Date lodged: 17 September 2018
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the announcement in its Programme for Government, how much extra funding will be made available for flood forums, and when the extra funding will be made available.
Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 25 September 2018
The Programme for Government commits the Scottish Government to fund the Scottish Flood Forum to raise awareness and increase resilience of communities at risk. The Scottish Government is providing funding to the Forum of £157,000 in 2018-19. This will ensure that the Forum continues to offer free advice about Property Level Protection to householders, businesses and local authorities and delivers grassroots community development support to community groups. Funding for future years will be considered as part of the Scottish Government budget process.