20 Jan 2020

The Landfill Disposal Tax communities scheme will be awarding between £50,000 - £250,000 to a nationally significant project with an environmental focus.

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This Nationally Significant Grant seeks to fund a project which will contribute to two or more of the themes for the Landfill Disposals Tax Community Scheme with broad applicability across wider areas of Wales. The themes include:

  • Biodiversity
  • Waste Minimisation and the diversion of Waste from Landfill
  • Wider Environmental Enhancements

If you feel that your project has far reaching benefits of national significance across Wales, make sure to check your eligibility by visiting our website. Eligible projects must be based in one or more eligible area within 5 miles of an eligible landfill or waste transfer site.

The Landfill Disposal Tax Communities Scheme has run four main grant rounds, and have funded some great projects making positive environmental enhancements in their locality with the support of the community. From pine martens to reuse of discarded plastics, there is a variety of activity happening across Wales.

You can read more about the projects already running in Wales from here.

Applications close 22 January 2020 

So what is nationally significant?

A project is seen to be nationally significant if it creates a beneficial outcome for the nation of Wales. This could be a biodiversity project looking to conserve a native Welsh species, or a project that works across counties to inspire communities to restore rundown parks, or it could be a network of volunteers who divert food destined for landfill to people in need. There really is no limit to the scope of possibility! 

How do I apply?

Applications should be made on the eTender application form - Nationally Significant Grant Round - Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme. The scheme guidance document can be downloaded on eTender and from the downloads section on the Landfill Disposals Tax Community Scheme webpages on WCVA's website.

The application form follows the same format as the main LDTCS grant scheme, with some additional questions where applicants are asked to demonstrate the sustainability and wider scale impact of their project's activity. All applicants should be able to clearly describe why their project and its impact are of national significance.