National Flood Forum

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The National Flood Forum is a British charity in Bewdley, Worcestershire dedicated to assisting individuals who have been affected by flooding and to guiding legislation related to flooding. The charity's efforts include, among others, cohosting events to provide information and services to victims of flooding and conducting studies into the personal impact of flooding.[1][2] It also gives out "the Golden Sandbag Award" to individuals who have provided exceptional service to victims of flooding.[3]


Its first meeting was held in York in 2002.[4] In 2005, the independent organization set up formal links with the Environment Agency to help address flooding issues in Cumbria.[5] The Environment Agency provided funding to the forum totaling £250,000 before cutting funding in December 2007.[6]

In late 2008, A new project was launched based on the style of the National Flood Forum, to cover Scotland. This community based project was funded by the Scottish Government and developed by its Founder Paul Hendy - a Community Flood Recovery Specialist with a wealth of experience in this work. [7]


  1. ^ "Flood victims relive experiences". BBC World. 2008-10-09. Retrieved 2008-11-14.
  2. ^ "Flood victims 'still traumatised'". BBC World. 2008-09-23. Retrieved 2008-11-14.
  3. ^ "Quartet given flooding 'Oscars'". BBC World. 2004-03-22. Retrieved 2008-11-14.
  4. ^ "Yorks hosts National Flood Forum". BBC World. 2002-10-28. Retrieved 2008-11-14.[dead link]
  5. ^ "Flood communities get extra help". BBC World. 2005-03-12. Retrieved 2008-11-14. We are working closely with the National Flood Forum in order to learn from their experiences of dealing with communities who have suffered from flooding and we really appreciate their input.[dead link]
  6. ^ "Alert as River Severn levels rise". BBC World. 2008-01-23. Retrieved 2008-11-14.[dead link]
  7. ^ "New forum to help flood-hit areas". BBC World. 2008-11-10. Retrieved 2008-11-14.

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