WREN Community Action Fund Re-opens

Waste Recycling Environmental (WREN) is currently accepting applications from voluntary and community groups in England and Wales to provide, maintain or improve a public park or other public amenity.

The Community Fund scheme is designed to help deliver public amenity projects within 10 miles of a FCC Environment landfill site in WREN’s operating areas across England and Wales. All funded projects must be available to the general public.

Grants of between £2,000 and £50,000 are available for projects that fit Object D of the Landfill Communities Fund Act. Under Object D, projects should show commitment to the protection of the environment, and the provision, maintenance or improvement of a public park or other public amenity. WREN defines a public amenity as something that a community can access and use for leisure or recreation purposes.

Examples of eligible projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Replacement doors and windows for village halls and community centres
  • Provision of children’s play equipment in open public spaces
  • Construction of footpaths and cycle ways in public parks
  • The provision of all-weather play surfaces for MUGA multi use games areas
  • The provision of skate parks
  • Dipping platform and all weather paths at local nature reserves

Applications will be accepted from the following types of organisations:

  • Registered charities which operate a community facility
  • Churches or Parochial Church Councils
  • Parish or Town Councils or Management Committees or User Associations acting on behalf of Parish or Town Councils
  • Local Authorities
  • CASC Registered Sports Clubs

Other organisations may still be able to apply for funding if they apply as a Secondary applicant with a Parish Council, Local Authority or Charity which has an involvement in their project site.

Applicants must own their projects site or lease the site under an appropriate management agreement.

Full details can be found on WREN’s website.

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