Veolia Environmental Trust Invites Applications – Deadline: 31st May 2018

The Veolia Environmental Trust is inviting not-for-profit organisations in England and Wales to apply for funding to support environmental or community-based projects that are located within five miles of a Veolia Environmental Services facility.

The Veolia Environmental Trust provides grant funding to community and environmental projects in England and Wales through the Landfill Communities Fund, using money provided by Veolia. In the 20 years since it was established, the Trust has awarded more than £68 million to more than 3,000 projects.

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 (MUGAs), sports grounds, pavilions and changing rooms.
  • Supporting Biodiversity, including the species related element of a BAP (national or local), the habitat related element of a BAP or HAP (national or local), and reintroduction programmes to a specific habitat.

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 check your postcode on the following site to see if you are eligible.