Q. Will the data about assets entered on Form 2: project registration form be transferred to Form 9: project completion form?
Data relating to project assets will not be transferred from the project registration from to the project completion form. There are sometimes variations between what the project proposes and what the project delivers on the ground. As we wish to capture data about what has, in fact, been delivered, we considered that the automatic population of asset data would not be appropriate for this section of the completion form.
Q. When is my project’s “estimated completion date”?
A LCF project is treated as completed on the date when the final instalment of LCF monies has been spent. This may be before or after the physical work undertaken on the project is completed.
Where there is only one payment of LCF monies then the date on which the funding EB makes that one payment will be both the LCF start date and the LCF completion date.
Q. When is my project’s “estimated start date”?
When we ask for an estimated project start date (as we do on Form 2: Project Registration form) we are asking project applicants to estimate the first date on which there will be a LCF payment.
Q. I’m not sure whether my project idea is eligible to receive funding from the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF). How do I find out?
Have a look at the Objects page to see if your project idea fits with any of the areas that are eligible for funding. If you need further information contact our Registrations team and we will advise you whether your project is eligible or not.
Q. My project includes money for a member of staff; do I need to include anything else?
Yes, you will need to provide a job description as part of your project application if any funds for your project cover salary costs. Not all types of salary costs or project workers are eligible for LCF funding.
Q. I cannot find my local licensed landfill site, what can I do?
Visit the Environment Agency’s website for landfill sites in England, request details from Natural Resources Wales (NRW) for sites in Wales, request details from the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) for sites in Scotland or the Northern Ireland Environment Agency for sites in Northern Ireland. SEPA have produced a search facility that is primarily for the Scottish Landfill Communities Fund (SLCF) but will help you locate Scottish sites. Or you can contact our registrations team and we will help you to find your nearest site. We have also produced a guide to locating landfill sites which is available on the 'Finding Training Resources' page of our website.
Q. When should my project be registered with ENTRUST?
You should register your project once you have secured funding from a Landfill Operator (LO) or another Environmental Body (EB). Keep in mind any deadlines given to you by the fund provider before registering your project with us. The project must be registered before any work starts or any funds are spent.
Q. Can I start a project as soon as I have enrolled?
All projects must be approved by your fund provider and approved by us before any Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) money can be spent or works carried out.
Q. What if I am not happy with the decision of the Review Panel?
As the enrolment/project has by this stage been reviewed twice, initially by the Registrar and then the Review Panel, we would consider this matter closed. We are obviously happy to run through amendments to the initial application that would bring the proposal into line with the Landfill Tax Regulations 1996 (Regulations).
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Q. How will I know the decision of the Review Panel?
You will be advised of the Review Panel’s findings within five working days of the meeting.
Q. What should I do if my enrolment/project has been initially refused?
If you have an enrolment or project that has been refused, you are welcome to make representations to the Review Panel either in the form of correspondence sent to us before the meeting or in person on the day. Details of how this can be done should be discussed with us in advance of the meeting.
Q. How do I ensure my refused enrolment/project will be reviewed by the Review Panel?
All enrolments and projects that are refused will be reviewed by the Panel as a matter of course. The details of when this Panel is due to sit will be detailed on your initial refusal letter.
Q. How often does the Review Panel meet?
The Review Panel meets quarterly unless there are no enrolment or project applications to review.
Q. What is the purpose of the Review Panel?
The Review Panel has been established to provide an independent review of every single enrolment and project application that has been refused by the Registrar.
Q. Where are the nearest Landfill Operators (LOs) to my project site?
A list of all LOs can be obtained from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) website. LOs have to be registered with HMRC to take part in the scheme.
In England you can find a map showing landfill sites in your area by looking at the Environment Agency website.
In Scotland, you may have to request details from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). SEPA have produced a search facility that is primarily for the Scottish Landfill Communities Fund (SLCF) but will help you locate Scottish sites. In Wales you have to request details from Natural Resources Wales (NRW).
Further information is also available from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency for Landfill sites in Northern Ireland.