The Veolia Environmental Trust funds constituted, not-for-profit organisations through the Landfill Community Fund. Grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 are available for capital improvement projects at a single site with discrete start and end dates in one of the following categories:
- Community buildings and rooms: community centres; village halls; community spaces within religious buildings, Scout or Girlguiding buildings;
- Outdoor spaces: public parks, nature reserves, community gardens, footpaths, bridleways or cycle-paths; or
- Play and recreation: play areas, skateparks, Multi Use Games Areas (MUGAs), sports grounds, pavilions or changing rooms.
The Trust does not publish which of the Veolia waste sites are included in the scheme however our research indicates the following meet their eligibility criteria:
Again, research indicates projects must be within a five mile radius of the landfill site. Use the Trust’s online Postcode Checker to check your project site.
Project sites must be open to the wider general public for at least 104 days a year without any limit or unreasonable restrictions of use. Those demonstrating value for money, environmentally friendly solutions, evidence of community need and volunteer involvement will be looked favourable on.
The total project cost must not exceed £250,000 and at least 20% of the funds in cash must be secured before applying. Only those applying for grants over £40,000 will be eligible to pay the Contributing Third Party payment.
Deadline: Continuous rolling programme. Deadlines are in place to be considered at the next Trustees Meeting. Upcoming rounds are:
For projects starting between: 18 September 2019 – 6 January 2020
Stage One Deadline: 30 May 2019 (selected applicants invited to Stage Two within ten days of submission)
Stage Two Deadline: 4 July 2019 (Decisions made on 3 September 2019)
For projects starting between: 7 January – 16 March 2020
Stage One Deadline: 29 August 2019 (selected applicants invited to Stage Two within ten days of submission)
Stage Two Deadline: 3 October 2019 (Decisions made on 3 December 2019)
For more information and how to apply please click here.
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