Biffa Award’s Partnership Grants Scheme Accepting Applications

Under the Partnership Grants programme, Biffa Award is making grants of between £250,000 and £750,000 available for new not-for-profit projects that will improve a built or natural environment. The projects must be of regional or national significance and located within 15 miles of a significant Biffa Group Limited operation or active Biffa Landfill site in England or Northern Ireland.

To be eligible for the funding, projects must address one of the following themes:

The Built Environment theme aims to restore, modernise and improve facilities such as cultural, heritage or visitor centres to engage and encourage tourists and/or day visitors. The facility should be inclusive and inspire and promote learning, creativity and participation.

The Natural Environment theme aims to restore or improve the environment and the natural systems or habitats that support it. Projects must be working to Biodiversity 2020: a strategy for England’s wildlife and ecosystem, its successor, or a Local Biodiversity Action Plan target.

Preference will be given to projects:

Where Biffa Award is the majority funder.

That work in partnership with other organisations.

That engage with people through improving their knowledge of the asset.

The grants are to be used for site-based improvement work, and the majority of costs should be direct capital delivery work. Projects should be in a position to start work as soon as possible, once a formal offer agreement has been issued.

There is a two-stage application process.

The deadline for Expressions of Interest for the first funding round is 17 April 2020.

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