Veolia Environmental Trust Accepting Applications

Veolia Environmental Trust offers grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 for capital improvement projects at a single site with discrete start and end dates. Match funding of at least 10% is required. Successful applicants will need to pay 10% of the awarded amount to the landfill operator from a third party contributor.

Projects should fall under one of the following categories:

Community buildings and rooms, including community centres, village halls, community spaces within religious buildings, and Scout or Girl Guiding buildings.

Outdoor Spaces, including public parks, nature reserves, community gardens, footpaths, bridleways and cycle-paths.

Play and recreation, including play areas, skateparks, Multi Use Games Areas, sports grounds, pavilions and changing rooms.

Biodiversity projects – applications from registered Environmental Bodies with projects that meet ENTRUST requirements

To be eligible, projects must:

Be open to the wider general public for at least 104 days a year without any limit or unreasonable restrictions of use.

Have a total cost of under £250,000, including VAT and professional costs.

Have already secured at least 10% of the total cost.

Have secured all permissions (eg, planning).

Be completed within 12 months.

Constituted not-for-profit organisations can apply as long as their project is located within five miles of a Veolia Environmental Services facility. This could be a landfill site, Energy Recovery Facility or Materials Recycling Facility.

There is no deadline for starting the process of applying for a grant; however, each funding application phase for both Stage 1 and Stage 2 is made available quarterly following the end of the previous phase.

There are four funding rounds each year.

The next phase for Stage 1 applications is 1 March 2019 and 30 May 2019 for projects taking place between 18 September 2019 and 6 January 2020.

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