CEP awarded community resilience project evaluation

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CEP awarded evaluation of project aiming to help communities become resilient

CEP has been awarded the evaluation of the Communities Prepared project that aims to support and train people in local communities and encourage them to volunteer and respond to flooding and other emergencies.

The project is undertaken by Groundwork South who has successfully unlocked a £496,562 Reaching Communities Grant, funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund

Key to this new programme will be a toolkit with training to help all communities become more resilient to challenges that they may face. In the first phase of the project eight communities in the South West and two in the North will be supported. Once this pilot has been completed the Communities Prepared Partnership would look to support communities across the country to become more resilient and better prepared.

The Communities Prepared Partnership has representatives from; Groundwork South, Cornwall Community Flood Forum, Cornwall College Business and is supported by the Environment Agency and other organisations and authorities. This partnership has been set up to build on the success of Cornwall’s DEFRA Flood Resilience Community Pathfinder Project and the work done through the Cornwall Community Flood Forum to help communities become better prepared and more resilient to flooding and other emergencies. CEP has also undertaken the evaluation of the Flood Resilience Community Pathfinder Scheme.

More information on this project can be found here.