30 Apr 2018
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, is now open for applications – as of 30 April 2018. The closing date for this round of funding is 26 July 2018.
In April 2018 the collection of landfill tax was devolved to
Wales. £1.5million per annum has been allocated to the scheme and
will be used to fund initiatives within the communities affected by
proximity to a landfill site or waste transfer station
WCVA is managing the grant scheme which will support activities
under three themes:
This new grant scheme is a great opportunity to provide community
benefits through grant funding whilst also supporting local
wildlife, natural habitats, and healthy functioning ecosystems. We
want to hear from projects who care about their community and
understand what local people need to become healthier, more
prosperous, or increase community cohesion.
All applications will need to demonstrate the positive impact they
will make on the community.
Speaking about the fund, WCVA's Grant Funds Manager, Catherine
'The Landfill Tax Disposals Communities Scheme in Wales will
replace previous schemes under the pre-devolved tax collections.
We're pleased to announce that the new centralised all Wales scheme
will open to applications not only from groups close to landfill
sites, but also those close to waste transfer stations and
treatment centres. It will also consider applications from all
Main grants between £5,000 and £49,999 are available, the first
round is now open as of 30 April 2018, with a deadline of 26 July
2018. Projects will be informed of the outcome of their application
by September 21 2018 and successful projects will start by October
2018. There will be two grant rounds per year.
Talking prior to the launch of the Landfill Tax Disposals
Communities Scheme, Sean McHugh of Wales Biodiversity Partnership
'It's great that this communities benefit scheme has such a
strong environmental focus. Dedicated funding to support community
level action on biodiversity and waste minimisation, plus the wider
theme of environmental enhancement, is much appreciated to the
environment sector in Wales. I am looking forward to seeing some
great projects on the ground in the coming months.'
To find out more information about project eligibility and to
apply, please visit WCVA's webpages on the Landfill Disposals Tax
here. Email LDTgrants@wcva.org.uk with
any general enquiries you may have.