The Veolia Environmental Trust, which is a Distributive Environmental Body that awards grants as part of the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 26th February 2016.
Constituted, not-for-profit groups within the vicinity of a qualifying Veolia site, can apply for grants for projects that support the natural, social and built environment. The type of activities that can be supported include:
- Community buildings and rooms: such as community centres, village halls, community spaces within religious buildings, Scout or Girlguiding buildings
- Outdoor Spaces: e.g. public parks, nature reserves, community gardens, footpaths, bridleways or cycle-paths
- Play and recreation: e.g. play areas, skate-parks, MUGAs, sports grounds, pavilions or changing rooms
- Projects that support Biodiversity: e.g. the species related element of a BAP (national or local), the habitat related element of a BAP or HAP (national or local), reintroduction programmes to a specific habitat.
The maximum grant is £75,000 for projects with a total cost of under £500,000 (including VAT and professional costs). Projects that have already secured at least 20% of the total cost.