20 Feb 2018
Coming Soon! A new grant funding programme to help communities living within 5 miles of certain waste transfer stations or landfill sites take action for their local environment.
What is it?
The Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme is a new Welsh
Government funding programme that will be managed by WCVA and
launched in Spring 2018. The scheme will support local community
and environmental projects in areas affected by the disposal of
waste to landfill.
Who and what will it fund?
Details are still being finalised but it is expected that the fund
will be open to any organisation for projects focusing on one or
more of the following themes:
- Biodiversity- conservation
and promotion of a specific species or a specific habitat where it
- Help native species, pollination and planting
- Restore, maintain and enhance natural habitats
- Engage and support participation and understanding to embed
- Waste minimisation- promote
awareness and best practice to reduce the amount of waste produced
- Encourage prevention, re-use, recovery and recycling of
- Reduce food waste and support initiatives such as
- Engage and support understanding to enable waste to be seen as
- Wider environmental
enhancements- bring wider community benefit
through improving quality of place.
- Create community green spaces and supporting green
- Bring neglected and run-down areas back into community use
- Maintain or improve community facilities, for example community
How much funding is available?
Grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 will be available for
projects that meet scheme criteria, with one larger project of
national significance also being funded each year. The fund size is
£1.4 million per annum.
How can I be kept informed?
This page will be updated as more details are known and the scheme
will also be promoted through WCVA's newsletter. If you do not
currently receive the newsletter and would like to, you can sign up
to our mailing list here.
Alternatively, if you would like to receive an email that lets you
know when the fund is open, please contact LDTgrants@wcva.org.uk with 'LDT
Scheme' in the subject line. We will keep your email
address for this purpose only and it will then be deleted.
More information about the
background to the Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme is
available from Welsh Government.