18 Dec 2017
WCVA is delighted to announce that it will be distributing new funding for community and environmental projects from April 2018.
WCVA is delighted to announce that it will be distributing new
funding for community and environmental projects from April 2018.
Grant funding, worth £1.5 million per annum, will be available for
four years, funded by the Welsh Government's Landfill Disposals Tax
The scheme will be delivered by WCVA, in partnership with local
County Voluntary Councils.
It will fund projects that support biodiversity, waste
minimisation and wider environmental enhancement in areas located
five miles around a landfill site or waste transfer station.
Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford said: "The Landfill Disposals Tax
Communities Scheme recognises there can be a negative impact for
communities through the disposal of waste to landfill and will fund
projects which aim to offset these impacts."
On being awarded the contract to deliver this funding, Ruth Marks,
WCVA's Chief Executive, said: "WCVA is very pleased to have the
opportunity to work with Welsh Government, our County Voluntary
Council partners and communities to deliver this important scheme.
We know the enormous impact that small grants can make to community
projects when wisely used and we are confident that this scheme
will help communities across Wales to enhance our natural
environment and enjoy the wide range of well-being benefits that
Clare Sain-ley-Berry, Head of WCVA's Environet service, explained:
"The natural environment offers so many benefits and is used by
countless groups to help deliver a wide range of charitable
objectives, from sport and recreation to befriending and
integration, from confidence building and skills development to
helping people cope with substance misuse or recover from trauma.
This scheme will enable more targeted action for the natural
environment to preserve and enhance these benefits whilst also
supporting waste minimisation and helping halt and reverse the
decline in our wildlife."
More details about the scheme and how to apply will be available
in the coming weeks.