23 Apr 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.
In April 2018 the collection of landfill tax was devolved to
Wales. A portion of the monies collected from this scheme will be
used to fund initiatives within the communities affected by
proximity to a landfill site or waste transfer station. The grant
fund will launch for applications 30 April
WCVA will be administering the grants which will support
activities under three themes:
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
£49,000 will be available, there will be two grant
rounds per year. There will also be the opportunity to apply for
one nationally significant grant award with a
value of £50,000 to £250,000 made
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.'
If you'd like to keep up to date with news about the scheme and
to find out more about eligibility and the application process,