Landfill Communities Fund 2018-01-12T09:39:12+00:00

LANDFILL COMMUNITIES FUND | Funding for local community projects in Staffordshire.

Landfill Waste Disposal


Projects which directly benefit the community or local environment could be eligible for funding.

Eligible projects within a 3 mile radius of a RED Industries licensed landfill (ST5 6SB) or treatment & transfer station (ST6 2DZ) can apply for funding.  The types of projects that would be eligible to receive grant money from the Landfill Communities Fund include:

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.

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

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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Landfill Community Park Funding

HOW TO APPLY for the Landfill Communities Fund

Contact us to check if your project is eligible for the Landfill Communities Fund.  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:

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.

Applications are accepted all year round.  The RED Industries Landfill Communities Fund panel meets 3-4 times per year to review applications.

In your application you should note:

  • Community benefits of the project.  For example, how many people will benefit from it, improvement of facilities, etc.
  • 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


Since its inception in 1996, over £1.4bn has been spent on more than 53,000 projects across the UK.   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.  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.

Over £300,000 awarded to local projects already

Wolstanton Bowling and Snooker Club

£3,000 to re-render exterior wall

The project was completed in October 2017.  Improving the look of the club.

Find out more.

Newcastle Town Youth Football Club

Over £45,000 for floodlighting and gym equipment

The club are purchasing floodlighting to enable them to extend their opening hours, particularly during the winter months.

Over £18,000 has been spent improving the gym facilities.  Find out more.

Red Street Community Centre

Over £9,000 for secure fencing

The project is currently underway.  Improving safety and security for the club and its users.

Other projects approved for funding include:

Halmer End CIC – Funding to help them create a memorial rose garden to commemorate the 156 men and boys who lost their lives in the Minnie Pit Disaster in 1918.

Eastwood Hanley Football Club – £35,000 of funding for their Make it Safe, Make it Secure campaign.  New security fencing around the perimeter of the site will help stop any anti-social behaviour, ensuring the 250+ people who play and attend the club can do so safely.

Newcastle and Hartshill Cricket Club – Over £34,000 of funding to enable them to renovate their men’s toilets and shower facilities, and improve disabled access and facilities at the club.  This will benefit the 18 teams and supporters, as well as visiting groups and the local community who use the club house.

67th Burslem Scout Group – Over £50,000 of funding to enable them to upgrade the fire doors inside the centre as well as secure and develop the outdoor space.  The development of the outdoor space will allow them to have a safe and secure area for camp-outs, creation of vegetable plots, and introduce outdoor activities.