The Veolia Environmental Trust provides grant funding to community and environmental projects in England and Wales through the Landfill Communities Fund.
The Trust will consider applications from constituted not-for-profit organisations with a bank account that have a project that addresses at least one of the following categories:
- Community buildings and rooms, including community centres, village halls, community spaces within religious buildings, and Scout or Girlguiding buildings.
- Outdoor Spaces, including public parks, nature reserves, community gardens, footpaths, bridleways and cycle-paths.
- Play and recreation, including play areas, skate parks, Multi Use Games Areas, sports grounds, pavilions and changing rooms.
The funding is to be used for capital improvement projects taking place at a single site.
Grants of up to £75,000 are available to cover 80% of a project’s total cost. Match funding of at least 20% is required. Groups requesting grants of £40,000 or more are required to provide a Third Party Contribution.
Please note this is a highly competitive fund. According to the Trust, there is a success rate of 21% for fully compliant projects.
More information: www.veoliatrust.org/funding