Biffa Award: Partnerships Grant

Environmental Friday August 7th, 2020

Biffa Award’s Partnership Grants Scheme is aimed at not-for-profit organisations that need funding to improve either the built or natural environment which is of regional or national significance and makes a significant impact on the quality of life within the specified area.

Between £250,000 and £750,000 can be awarded for projects that are within 15 miles of a significant Biffa Group Limited operation or active Biffa Landfill site. In addition, all projects must also be within 10 miles of a landfill site (not necessarily owned by Biffa Group Limited). A Postcode Checker is available on the ‘read more’ link.

All projects must fit within one of the two themes:

Built Environment
The Built Environment theme aims to restore, modernise and improve facilities such as cultural, heritage or visitor centres.

These facilities should aim to engage and encourage tourists and/or day visitors. The facility should be inclusive and inspire and promote learning, creativity and participation. There must be a minimum of 104 days of full public access to the project per year and grant can only be used for site-based improvement work/direct capital delivery work, not for movable equipment, staff core costs or storage facilities.

Natural Environment
The Natural Environment theme aims to restore or improve the environment and the natural systems or habitats that support it. Projects should be working to Biodiversity 2020: A Strategy for England’s Wildlife and Ecosystem Services Section 3; its successor or a Local Biodiversity Action Plan target.

Research will not be funded and a management plan must be in place for the key species/habitat(s) involved for each site.

Preference will be given to projects:

  • where Biffa Award is the majority funder;
  • that work in partnership with other organisations; and
  • that engage with people through improving their knowledge of the asset.

Please note, that it is unlikely the Board will consider applications for projects on a site that have already received Biffa Award funding in the last ten years.

Deadlines: Expressions of Interest (EOI) submission
Round One:
 Friday 17 April 2020 with funding decision made in August 2020.
Round Two: Friday 7 August 2020 with funding decision made in December 2020.

For more information and how to apply please click here.

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