Grants are available to constituted, not-for-profit groups with environmental and community projects that are located near a qualifying Veolia site in England.
Grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 are available under the following conditions:
The maximum project cost should be less than £250,000 (including VAT and professional costs).
Projects are required to secure at least 10% of the total project costs.
Successful applicants will need to pay 10% of the awarded amount to the landfill operator from a third party contributor.
The funding is for capital improvement projects at a single site that fall in one of the following categories:
- Community buildings and rooms.
- Outdoor spaces.
- Play and recreation.
- Biodiversity projects.
The next window for Stage 1 applications is between 1 March 2019 and 30 May 2019 for projects taking place between 18 September 2019 and 6 January 2020.
There are four funding rounds each year. Stage 1 applications will be accepted between:
- 1 March 2019 and 30 May 2019 for projects taking place between 18 September 2019 and 6 January 2020.
- 31 May 2019 and 29 August 2019 for projects taking place between 7 January 2020 and 16 March 2020.
The Trust reports that it is oversubscribed with applications for funding, and therefore it is a very competitive process. The chances of success are improved however, if the application clearly explains why the general public need the project to go ahead, includes letters of support from a wide range of potential project beneficiaries, and the project clearly meets the funding criteria.