Biffa Awards which are part of the Landfills Communities Fund has announced that grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 are available to not for profit for biodiversity and recreation projects. This could include support site-based projects that protect and enhance biodiversity across the UK, particularly those concentrating on species and habitats that have been identified as a priority in Biodiversity Action Plans as well as:
- Green spaces
- Woodland walks
- Play areas
- Sports facilities
- Community gardens; etc.
To be eligible for funding the project must also be based within 15 miles of a Biffa Operation and 10 miles of a licenced landfill site for Biodiversity projects and 5 miles of a Biffa Operation and 10 miles of a licenced landfill site for Recreation projects. Check your project’s location eligibility here.
There is a two-stage application process and the closing date for stage 1 applications is midday on the 28th February 2018. Projects successful at this stage will have until midday on the 28th March 2018 to submit their stage 2 application. Biffa Awards will fund up to 90% of eligible project costs