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Flood Resilience Community Pathfinder Evaluation - FD2664

Defra has funded a number of Community Resilience Pathfinder projects. The projects will enable and stimulate communities at significant or greater risk of flooding to work with key partners, including local authorities, to develop innovative local solutions that enhance flood risk management and preparedness and improve the community’s financial resilience in relation to flooding.

The evaluation will assess the progress of the funded projects and support project-level evaluation and conduct an overall evaluation across all schemes. The aim of the evaluation is to assess the impact of the Community Resilience Pathfinder projects, and to capture lessons learned and best practice.

The evaluation will consist of a Rapid Evidence Assessment and an evaluation of the scheme which runs concurrently with the delivery of the projects. The main methods to be used are survey work to gather the baseline position for the projects and follow-up survey work to capture impacts, interviews with project staff and key stakeholders, and an economic assessment of impacts.
The scheme is aimed at protecting communities where flooding is a major problem and the projects will be required to demonstrate that they can reduce the levels of flood risk in measurable ways. Thirteen communities have been awarded funding and the measures being developed include property-level protection, flood resilience groups, volunteer flood wardens and community champions, engagement with more vulnerable groups and efforts to increase financial resilience. The evaluation objective is to ensure that lessons can be learned from the Pathfinder scheme, and specifically to report on progress, provide support for the projects’ own evaluations and to report on impact.
Project Documents
• FRP - Final Report : FD2664 Flood Resilience Community Pathfinder Scheme Evaluation_Final Report   (2396k)
• ANX - Annex : FD2664 Flood Resilience Community Pathfinder Scheme Evaluation Annexes to Final Report   (877k)
• OTH - Other : Flood Resilience Community Pathfinder Evaluation_Rapid Evidence Assessment   (1957k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2013

To: 2015

Cost: £235,565
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Collingwood Environmental Planning
Fields of Study
Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management