Environmental Project Funding for Wales Landfill Communities

An initiative supporting local community environmental projects in areas of Wales affected by the disposal of waste to landfill is accepting applications.

Funding is available to support local community and environmental projects in areas of Wales affected by the disposal of waste to landfill.

Community sector, private sector and public sector organisations located within five miles of certain waste transfer or landfill sites in Wales can apply for grants of up to nearly £50,000 to improve their local environment and support community participation.

Projects should focus on one or more of the following themes:

  • Biodiversity – create resilient ecological networks for the benefit of a range of habitats and species.
  • Waste minimisation and the diversion of waste from landfill – promote awareness and best practice to reduce the amount of waste produced.
  • Wider environmental enhancements – bring wider community benefit through improving quality of place.

Main Grants of £5,000 to £49,999 are available for projects of at least six months’ duration that begin after 14 March 2022 and complete by 31 October 2023. Additionally, WCVA may award a single Nationally Significant Grant of £50,000 to £250,000 for a project with broad applicability across wider areas of Wales.

Interested parties are advised to check their eligibility using the map at the Wales Council for Voluntary Organisations website before beginning their application.

The deadline for applications is 11.59pm on 23 January 2022.

(This report was the subject of a GRANTfinder Newsflash.)