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).
All projects must fit within one of the two themes:
The Built Environment theme aims to restore, modernise and improve facilities such as cultural, heritage or visitor centres.
These facilities should aim to educate and engage the public, as well as providing and encouraging community enjoyment and involvement. They must be open to the public for published periods each year (minimum of 104 days) and attract tourists or day visitors. The facility should be inclusive and inspire and promote learning, creativity and participation. It should offer the widest, most appropriate forms of access to the project site, collections, expertise and facilities, whilst overcoming physical, intellectual, cultural and financial barriers its visitors may have.
The Natural Environment theme aims to restore or improve the natural environment; land purchase may be considered in some circumstances. Projects must be working to Biodiversity 2020: A strategy for England’s Wildlife and ecosystem services Section 3; its successor, as agreed in the 25 year plan; or a Local Biodiversity Action Plan target. Research will not be funded.
The theme supports a variety of living things and includes all species of plants and animals and the natural systems (or habitats) that support them. It is important that they are protected and that the environment can adapt to threats such as climate change.
Preference will be given to projects:
- where Biffa Award is the majority funder;
- who work in partnership with other organisations;
- who engage with people through improving their knowledge of the asset; and
- that demonstrate a strong element of public access or inclusion, such as volunteer involvement.
Built Environment: Monday 14 May 2018, 12 noon (EOI). Thursday 14 June 2018, 12 noon (full application)
Natural Environment: Monday 2 July 2018, 12 noon (EOI). Friday 14 September 2018, 12 noon (full application)
For more information and how to apply please click here.
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