LANDFILL COMMUNITIES FUND | Funding for local projects

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Landfill COMMUNITIES Fund

The community around a landfill site benefits from the Landfill Communities Fund.  Projects within a 3mile radius of a Red Industries site which directly benefit the community or local environment could be eligible for funding.

The Landfill Communities Fund enables Landfill Operators to contribute money to organisations enrolled with ENTRUST as Environmental Bodies.  Environmental Bodies use this funding for a wide variety of community and environmental projects within the vicinity of landfill sites.

Eligible projects within a 3 mile radius of a RED Industries licensed landfill or treatment & transfer station can apply for funding:

Public Parks and Amenities
Providing, maintaining or improving a public park or amenity which directly benefits the general public, including community centres and village halls, public sporting facilities, and bridleways and cycle paths. The park or amenity should be open to the general public for at least four evenings or two days a week, or at least 104 days a year. The park or amenity should not be restricted to a specific user group defined by age, gender, race or disability etc. The park or amenity must be run on a not-for-profit basis.

Conservation of Biodiversity
The conservation or recovery of a species in its natural habitat OR the provision, conservation, restoration or enhancement of a natural habitat.

Restoration of Religious Buildings or Buildings of Architectural or Historical Interest
Maintenance, repair or restoration of a religious place of worship or a building of historical or architectural interest which is open to the general public and is not-for-profit.

General criteria

  • Any work relating to the project must not have started
  • The project must normally be open to the general public
  • Applicants must have a constitution, elected officers and a bank account
  • The project must not be operated for profit
  • The work must not be required as part of any condition, order, notice, or agreement
  • Grant monies should be claimed within 12 months of grant offer
  • Applicants should have identified or confirmed the third party contributor
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HOW TO APPLY for the Landfill Communities Fund

  Please check if your project is eligible for the Landfill Communities Fund before submitting an application.  Successful applications may be funded to any amount up to the requested figure.

We work closely with the Derbyshire Environmental Trust who administer the Landfill Communities Fund on our behalf.  The Derbyshire Environmental Trust was established in August 1997 to meet the need for landfill tax contributions to go through an environmental body.

1. Contact Derbyshire Environmental Trust for an application pack and guidance on the eligibility of your project.
01629 539182 or 01629 538614
or via email: det@derbyshire.gov.uk

2. Complete the application form and return to Derbyshire Environmental Trust with any supporting documents/ information.

3. Your application will be reviewed by the Red Industries Landfill Communities Fund Committee. Applicants will be informed of the decision by letter.

4. If successful, obtain and submit copies of at least three competitive quotations for the work.

5. Derbyshire Environmental Trust will seek to adopt the project and register it with ENTRUST (the national regulator of the Landfill Communities Fund).

6. Once registration is confirmed, applicants will be sent a draft legal agreement and asked to provide the Third Party Contribution.

7. After the Third Party Contribution has been received and the formal contract agreed, work may begin.

Please note, the next closing date for applications is 8th September.  Applications are accepted all year round.  The RED Industries Landfill Communities Fund panel meets 3-4 times per year to review applications.

Applicants should be able to advise

  • Community benefits of the project.  For example, how many people will benefit from it, improvement of facilities, etc.
    and/or
  • Environmental benefits of the project.  For example, through the use of recycled materials, improving appearance of the area, enhancing biodiversity etc.
  • Community support or involvement in the project (e.g. fundraising or volunteering).
  • Estimated total project costs.
  • Requested amount of funding from the Landfill Communities Fund and details of the Third Party Contributor(s) who will pay 10% of the grant awarded.
  • Estimated start and end dates of the project.
Landfill Communities Fund

Benefitting the Local COMMUNITY

We’ve already awarded over £57,000 of funding for community projects through the Landfill Communities Fund.

Since its inception in 1996, over £1.4bn has been spent on more than 53,000 projects across the UK. For further information, please visit the ENTRUST website.

Since acquiring the landfill site in November 2016, we have been committed to providing the Red Industries Landfill Communities Fund.  Local projects around our sites can benefit from funding for environmental or community projects through the Landfill Communities Fund.

From our first application review, we have already approved requests for funding of over £57,000.  There is much more set aside for funding in the local area and we are eager to help the local people around our sites with funding for projects that will benefit the area.  See above on how you can apply.

Projects that have been approved for funding through the Red Industries Landfill Communities Fund so far include:

  • Funding to purchase new floodlighting and gym equipment at a football club – improving facilities, allowing for extended opening hours particularly in the winter months, and increasing opportunities for the local community
  • Funding to repair the exterior wall at a bowling green – maintaining the wall, improving aesthetics, and making the club more attractive to new members
  • Funding to replace the perimeter fencing at a community centre – improving security, allowing usage of the facilities by groups with vulnerable members, increasing opportunities for community groups

Our sites

If your project is within 3 miles of our licensed landfill or treatment and transfer station, you could be eligible for funding.
Treatment & Transfer Station Sneyd Hill, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 2DZ
Walleys Quarry Landfill: Cemetery Road, Newcastle-undr-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 6SB
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