The most common way to receive funding is to approach an Environmental Body (EB) who distributes funds on behalf of one or more Landfill Operators (LOs). They help others to access Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) monies.
These EBs will require your organisation to meet certain conditions about the way you will spend the LCF money they give you.
This is because they must make sure your expenditure complies with the Landfill Tax Regulations 1996 (Regulations) and our guidance. However, their criteria for accepting applications may be more restrictive than the Regulations. This may be because there is a high level of demand for the monies or that they have specific areas of the scheme that they wish to prioritise.
Some may fund only in one geographical area, some will fund across England, Northern Ireland and Wales and each funder has their own policies and application forms. Please note that the LCF closed in Wales on 31 March 2018 and there is a two year transitional period which will end on 31 March 2020 to allow projects to complete and for EBs to spend their remaining funds.
If you seek to obtain money via EBs you may need to enrol with us. We strongly recommend that you check whether the EB is willing to fund your proposed work before contacting us.
You can find a list of EBs who may fund in your area using our funders search.
ADEB is the Association of Distributive and Environmental Bodies. It is the representative body for practitioners within the LCF. They promote best practice, provide information and support to their members.