How the Fund will work


Main Grants:

The Fund will offer grants of £5,000 to £49,999 for projects that meet one or more of the scheme's 3 themes, with opportunities to apply twice a year, in Spring and Autumn. There will be a one-stage application process for these grants, with detailed guidance and sources of support published on the LDT Communities Scheme Fund website.

Decisions will be announced approximately 8 weeks after the grant submission deadline. Projects funded in 2019-2020 can run for a minimum of 6 months and have a completion date of no later than 30 September 2021

The Autumn main grant round is open from 21 October 2019 for grants between £5,000 to £49,999

Closing date 13 January  2020 for projects beginning no earlier than 8 April 2020  

Nationally Significant Grant:

The Fund will also award one larger grant each year for projects of national significance. This Nationally Significant Grant will be from £50,000 up to £250,000 for a project that meets two or more of the Scheme's three themes.   

Applications can be submitted from 30 October.

Closing date 22 January for a project beginning no earlier than 08 April 2020. 

Application Process:
Applications will be made through an online grant portal - eTenderWales. Please see eTender Wales information below.

If you submit your application at least two weeks before the grant deadline, we will review the application for eligibility and let you know of any problems so that these can be addressed. We strongly encourage applicants to take advantage of this review service.

Please make note of the deadline for applications, the eTenderWales application form will close at 23:59 on the deadline date. We are unable to accept any applications which do not make the deadline of 13 January 2020.

Please note the name of the main  grants application form on  eTender Wales is:  PQQ: pqq_32863 - Main Grants (£5,000 - £49,999) Application form - Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme - Round 4 - October 2019

Please note the name of the Nationally Significant grant application form on eTender Wales is:  PQQ: pqq_32883 - 2019 NATIONALLY SIGNIFICANT Grant up to £250,000 - Application - Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme 

Applications will be assessed as to how closely they meet the priorities of the LDT Communities Scheme along with evidence of need for project activities, local community support, the anticipated impact, sustainability, viability and value for money.

Please click here for LDTCS Main Grant Guidance

Please click here for LDTCS Nationally Significant Grant Guidance

There is no requirement for match funding - i.e. grants can fund 100% of project costs - but any match funding that is secured will help demonstrate value for money. Volunteer time can be counted as a source of match funding. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application via email.

Main grants to successful applicants will be paid 80% upfront and the remaining 20% on completion of the project and submission of a final report.

One grant of National Significance will be awarded, the grant is expected to be paid in three instalments. 

Applicants will be not be able to reapply to the Fund during the time than their project is running unless it is to fund a different project in another location or with a different set of activities. Monitoring reports will be required every six months. Successful projects will receive support and guidance as part of their grant offer.

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More information on e-TenderWales

To apply for the LDTCS you will need to register with eTender Wales, Welsh Government's online application portal. If you have previously registered with eTenderWales, you can log in by entering your username and password on the home screen. Organisations can register by visiting the website.

  • eTenderWales may look a little unfriendly but please do not let this put you off as there is support service available via bravosolution.
  • Once you have an account set up with eTenderWales you will be able to access other funding opportunities advertised in Wales along with the LDTCS.
  • Using eTenderWales enables you to submit your online application in a secure environment.
  • Applications will be assessed as to how closely they meet the priorities of the LDT Communities Scheme along with evidence of need for project activities, local community support, the anticipated impact, sustainability, viability and value for money.
  • Applicants will be notified of the outcome via email.


Applications may be submitted in Welsh. The Welsh version is available on eTenderWales. Any application submitted in Welsh will be treated no less favourably than an application submitted in English.

When you have accessed the application form via  eTender Wales you will  also need to download the project profile and the accompanying guidance sheet to allow you to fill in your budget and targets. See  the LDTCS - Accessing the Application form on  eTender  Wales  for a step by step guide of how to do this. (Download on RHS Page)

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