Veolia Environmental Trust Accepting Applications for Winter Projects

Funding for constituted not-for-profit organisations, community groups and local authorities in England for improvements to environment and community facilities near qualifying Veolia sites.

The Veolia Environmental Trust now provides three different grants to communities with projects near qualifying Veolia Trust sites in England, such as landfill sites or recycling facilities.

Applications are currently being accepted for:

  • Community Grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 to support the creation or improvement of community buildings, facilities, and outside spaces for the benefit of the community.
  • Habitat and Biodiversity Grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 to support structural improvements to single habitats, such as woodland, waterway or nature reserve.
  • Environmental Improvement Grants starting at £75,000 for landscape scale improvement projects such as habitat creation or management and species protection.

The funding can cover capital costs for projects ranging from the development and maintenance of community sites or facilities, the restoration or conservation of natural habitats, and longer, more substantial environmental projects.

Applications will be considered from constituted, not-for-profit organisations, local authorities, and environmental bodies enrolled with ENTRUST.

Eligible projects must have a total cost of under £250,000, including VAT and professional costs.

Priority will be given to projects that can demonstrate benefit to the public and the environment, create opportunities for community involvement and show sustainability.

There are four funding rounds per year. The current round is for projects starting in Winter 2021/22.

The deadline for applications is 12 noon on 30 September 2021

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