Landfill Communities Fund brand guidelines

To ensure the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) benefits as many local communities as possible, it is important that more projects continue to come forward and apply for funding. It is therefore crucial that as many people as possible are aware of the LCF and the projects it can support.

One way of doing this is to use the LCF logo on publicity/information material whenever a related project has received financial support from the LCF, or where information is written about the scheme.

To achieve these aims we encourage the use of the LCF logo on all materials connected with the scheme (e.g. information boards, publicity leaflets, websites etc).

To reflect the different types of communications completed we have created three approved logos which can be used dependent on the type and style of communication. These versions are:

  • Colour - this is the main logo and should be used the most
  • Black and white - to be used on black and white documents
  • White (also known as reversed) - to be used on heavily patterned or darkly coloured backgrounds

There are many different types of image and file types. Which type of image or file type you require will depend on the purpose for which you wish to use the image. We have made available the three most common file types on the right hand of this page. However we have a number of different logo versions, including high resolution and vector files should you require them. Please contact the Communications Manager if you need a different logo file.

You can also use the LCF strapline alongside the logo: 'The Landfill Communities Fund; benefiting people and the environment.'

ENTRUST guidance regarding publicity and promotion:

We encourage the use of the LCF logo on all materials connected with the scheme. Further information can be found in the Brand Guidelines document on the right hand side of this page. You can also see wording suitable for press releases at the bottom of this page.

Only reasonable and relevant promotional activities may be funded by LCF monies. If you are concerned about the compliance of a planned promotional activity please contact our Regulations Team on 01926 488 300 to discuss.

If you are issuing a press release about a project funded by the LCF, please use the following wording in your Note to Editors:

The Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) is an innovative tax credit scheme enabling Landfill Operators (LOs) in England and Northern Ireland to contribute money to organisations enrolled with ENTRUST as Environmental Bodies (EBs).  EBs use this funding for a wide range of community and environmental projects within 10 miles of a licensed landfill site in England and Northern Ireland. LOs are able to claim a credit (5.3% for 2022/2023) against their landfill tax liability for 90% of the contributions they make.   

Since its inception in 1996, the LCF has supported more than 61,000 local community and environment projects across the UK with contributions from landfill operators totalling £1.76 billion. For further information, please visit or see HMRC’s general guide to Landfill Tax.