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 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?
Projects can be registered in England or Northern Ireland. They can also be registered in Wales until 30 September 2019. Have a look at the Objects page and our Guidance Manual (Part 4: submitting a project) to see if your project idea fits with any of the areas that are eligible for funding. If you need further information contact our Helpline 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?
We have produced a guide to locating landfill sites which is available on the 'Finding Training Resources' page of our website. You can also contact our Registrations team and we will help you to find your nearest site.
The LCF has now ended in Scotland and landfill sites based in Scotland are no longer eligible. The LCF also closed in Wales and landfill sites in Wales will only be able to be used for projects registered before 30 September 2019.
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?
No. All projects must be approved by your fund provider and approved by ENTRUST 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 Registrations Officer 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 Registrations Officer.