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

WCVA may award a grant to one Nationally Significant project per year - with a value of between £50,000 and £250,000. 

Who and what will it fund?

The Autumn 2018 grant round is now open.

Closing date 18 January 2019 

Projects may begin from April 2019 with an end date no later than September 2021.

Please click here for further information.


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

Landfill Icons - Biodiversity (english)


Biodiversity
- 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

The Nationally Significant Grant seeks to fund a project which will contribute to two or more of the themes above with broad applicability across wider areas of Wales.

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

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