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 managed by WCVA. The scheme will support local community and environmental projects in areas affected by the disposal of waste to landfill.

How much funding is available?
Grants of between £5,000 and £49,999 will be available for projects that meet scheme criteria. The fund size is £1.4 million per annum

The Main grants round for grants between £5,000 - £49,999 is open from 21 October 2019 and closes 13 January 2020

A Nationally Significant project can be funded in this Autumn round - with a value of between £50,000 - £250,000. Applications can be submitted from 30 October and the closing date is 22 January 2020 for projects beginning no earlier than 8 April 2020.

Who and what will it fund?

The fund will be open to any organisation for projects focusing on one or more of the following themes:

Landfill Icons - Biodiversity (english)

- create Resilient Ecological Networks for the benefit of a range of habitats and species:

  1. Improve conditions to help native species, pollinators and provide opportunities for new planting
  2. Restore, maintain and enhance natural habitats
  3. Engage and support participation and understanding to embed biodiversity
Landfill Icons - Waste Minimisation (english)

Waste Minimisation and the Diversion of Waste from Landfill
- promote awareness and best practice to reduce the amount of waste produced:

  1. Encourage prevention, re-use, recovery and recycling of waste
  2. Reduce food waste and support initiatives such as composting
  3. Engage and support understanding to enable waste to be seen as a resource

Landfill Icons - Nature Enhancement (english)

Wider Environmental Enhancements - bring wider community benefit through improving quality of place:

  1. Create community green spaces and supporting green infrastructure
  2. Bring neglected and run-down areas back into community use
  3. Maintain or improve community facilities, for example community halls

Please click here for further information.

Please contact ldtgrants@wcva.cymru or your local County Voluntary Council for further enquiries.

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