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How we are funded
We are currently mainly funded by a grant from Scottish Government, with donations and other small grants making up the remainder of our income. We make no charge for our services to individuals or communities, but donations to support our work are welcome.
Our current vacancies
Our story so far
Localised flooding & website update
Another year with localised flooding in various parts of Scotland. The SFF focused on the long term recovery of people still struggling with flooding in previous years and working with communities to build resilience to future flooding. We updated our website and re-commenced our Peer to Peer networking events
Flood risk management plans published
Flood Risk Management Plans published by local authorities across Scotland.
Scottish flood forum
The SFF worked extensively throughout Aberdeenshire supporting many flooded communities throughout 2016 and into 2017.
Extreme winter flooding
Extreme winter flooding (starting in December 2015) in Cumbria and Aberdeenshire as well as other areas across Scotland.
New team member
Paul Laidlaw joins the SFF team as Community Resilience Manager in November
Summer flooding in Alyth, Bankfoot and other communities throughout Perthshire.
Scottish flood forum
Working in flooded communities in Dumfries and Galloway, Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen City, Moray, Scottish Borders, Argyll and Bute, Perth and Kinross, Glasgow and Highland. Read more… (PDF)
Flood risk management strategies approved
SEPA has Flood Risk Management Strategies for Scotland approved by Scottish Government – SFF recognised and named as contributor to actions.
Major flooding in south of England
Major flooding in south of England including Thames valley
Summer flash flooding and the SFF
Summer flash flooding in Moray (Dallas and Hopeman). The SFF engaged across Scotland- Read more…PDF
Kirsty MacRae joins the SFF as Director – December.
The SFF – a charitable organisation
The SFF becomes a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SC043783), SFF Board appointed and governance put in place. Philip Wright is our first Chairman.
Flooding in north of Scotland
April flooding in Aberdeenshire (Stonehaven) and Highland (Inverness). The SFF supports these communities.
Heavy flooding in Fife
Heavy flooding in Fife, Perthshire and other areas of Scotland. The SFF supporting many communities.
Flooding in Highland
Flooding in Highland, Dumfries and Galloway and other areas. The SFF supports these communities.
SEPA launches new Floodline direct warning service
Flooding in Dumfries and Galloway
Flooding in Dumfries and Galloway, Stonehaven (Aberdeenshire) and others. The SFF starts working across these communities.
The Scottish flood forum is formed
Working in partnership with the National Flood Forum, the Scottish Flood Forum (SFF) project is launched in November 2009, funded by the Scottish Government, supported by SEPA. Paul Hendy is employed to run the project.
Major flooding across Scotland
Major flooding across Scotland in particular Fife, Perthshire, Scottish Borders, Aberdeenshire and Dumfries & Galloway.
The FRM (Scotland) Act
The Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009 enacted in June.
The Pitt review
The Pitt Review – Learning Lessons from the 2007 Floods is published
Major summer flooding
Major summer flooding across the UK, including Scotland, East Yorkshire and Gloucestershire. Hull floods – Paul Hendy and others are heavily involved in setting up recovery programmes and working throughout England and Wales