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.

What is it?
The Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme is a new Welsh Government funding programme that will be managed by WCVA and launched 30 April 2018. The scheme will support local community and environmental projects in areas affected by the disposal of waste to landfill.

Who and what will it fund?

Details are still being finalised but it is expected that the fund will be open to any organisation for projects focusing on one or more of the following themes:

Landfill Icons - Biodiversity (english)

- conservation and promotion of a specific species or a specific habitat where it naturally occurs:

  1. Help native species, pollination and 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


How much funding is available?
Grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 will be available for projects that meet scheme criteria, with one larger project of national significance also being funded each year. The fund size is £1.4 million per annum.

How can I be kept informed?
This page will be updated as more details are known and the scheme will also be promoted through WCVA's newsletter. If you do not currently receive the newsletter and would like to, you can sign up to our mailing list here.

Alternatively, if you would like to receive an email that lets you know when the fund is open, please contact with 'LDT Scheme' in the subject line. We will keep your email address for this purpose only and it will then be deleted.

More information about the background to the Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme is available from Welsh Government.

*Get ready for the scheme opening by registering with eTender Wales*
Organisations can register by visiting the website. eTender Wales may look a little unfriendly but please do not let this put you off as there is support service available via bravosolutions.

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