Community Flood Recovery 2009

The role of the third sector in helping communities in Cumbria recover from the November 2009 floods

In November 2009, parts of Cumbria suffered extremely heavy rainfall on to saturated ground, and the resulting flooding was unprecedented. Third sector organisations, both local and national, played a significant role, not just in the immediate emergency response to the flooding, but also in the long term recovery work within communities that followed.

The Big Lottery Fund Reaching Communities programme worked with Cumbria CVS and the third sector in Cumbria to create a project to directly benefit Cumbrian communities affected by the devastating floods. Cumbria CVS acted as the lead organisation supported by Cumbria Community Foundation (CCF), Active Cumbria, Young Cumbria and Action with Communities in Cumbria (ACT).

This research into the role of the third sector in Cumbria flood recovery was part of a two year Big Lottery Fund project to deliver Cumbria Flood Recovery and Community Resilience Programme.

Any enquiries should be forwarded to Karen Bowen, 01768 800350

You can download the full report and presentations from the conference below:

For the current pages on Flood Recovery following the 2015 floods click here