18 Jul 2018

Main grants between £5,000 and £49,999 are available, the first round closes 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.

To find out more information about project eligibility and to apply, please visit WCVA's webpages on the Landfill Disposals Tax here.

26 operational landfill sites and 46 waste treatment or transfer stations are eligible. Once you have confirmed your project is within one or more of these eligible sites read the scheme guidance document to check whether your project fits with the themes of the funding and other eligibility criteria.

WCVA is managing the grant scheme which will support activities under three themes:

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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.

Main grants between £5,000 and £49,999 are available, the first round closes 26 July 2018. Projects will be informed of the outcome of their application by September 2018 and successful projects will start by October 2018. There will be two grant rounds per year.

If your project does not fall within an eligible area, or if you are unsure whether your project qualifies under the theme criteria, please contact ldtgrants@wcva.org.uk or your local County Voluntary Council for further guidance.