Landfill Tax Communities Scheme and Conference
The Communities Scheme replaces the Landfill Communities Fund. Projects will continue to benefit from any Landfill Communities Fund support awarded before 31 March 2018.
There is a 2 year transitional period to enable Landfill Communities Fund projects in Wales to be completed and for all remaining Landfill Communities Funds in Wales to be spent. The transitional period runs from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2020.
The Communities Scheme launched 1 April 2018 and is managed by a distributive body, Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA). Application forms and guidance will be available on the WCVA website from the end of April to support the launch of the first round of applications to the scheme.
Any enquiries should be sent to LDTgrants@wcva.org.uk.
Funding of £1.5m in total per year will be provided to projects that support:
1. Biodiversity – conservation and promotion of a specific species or a specific habitat where it naturally occurs.
- Help native species, pollination and planting
- Restore, maintain and enhance natural habitats
- Engage and support participation and understanding to embed biodiversity
2. Waste minimisation and the diversion of waste from landfill – promote awareness and best practice to reduce the amount of waste produced
- Encourage prevention, re-use, recovery and recycling of waste
- Reduce food waste and support initiatives such as composting
- Engage and support understanding to enable waste to be seen as a resource
3. Environmental enhancements – bring wider community benefit through improving quality of place.
- Create community green spaces and supporting green infrastructure
- Bring neglected and run-down areas back into community use
- Maintain or improve community facilities, for example community halls.
The geographical focus of the scheme is 5 miles around a landfill site (until taxable disposals have completed) and 5 miles around a transfer station which sends a minimum of 2,000 tonnes of waste to landfill each year. This approach seeks to recognise those communities most affected by the disposal of waste to landfill.
Helping Nature Work for your Community
Date: 21st June
Time: 09:45 – 14:30
Location: Catrin Finch Centre, Glyndŵr University
Book: please visit https://bit.ly/2Goi3Jv
Could your community benefit more from the natural environment? Or do you have an environmental project that needs more funds and support? Then this event is for you!
These free events will share experiences from projects using nature to deliver better health, recreation and skills whilst also protecting our natural resources and wildlife for future generations. You’ll also hear from funders and support bodies that can help you do the same.
Presentation and workshops from: Groundwork Wales, Landfill Tax Communities Scheme, Tesco Bags of Help, and AVOW
Who are these events for? These free events are for volunteers or staff from any organisation wanting to start or develop an environment project to protect biodiversity, minimise waste, enhance green space, protect against flooding, improve health or any other activity that will have a positive impact on both environmental and community well-being.
Meet the Funder
If you are interested in applying for a Landfill Disposal Tax Fund grant for a community project – there will be an opportunity to discuss potential projects after the Helping Nature Work for Your Community event. You can book a 10-minutes slot with an advisor: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.