Value for Money (VfM) Questions final consultation report

2 Jul 2020

We have published the final report detailing the findings of our consultation on the Value for Money (VfM) questions we ask Environmental Bodies (VfM).

The aim of this consultation was to seek the view of stakeholders on the current VfM questions asked as part of the Project Registration Form (Form 2) and the Project Completion Form (Form 9). Specifically, to seek the views of EBs on whether revisions to the current VfM questions, or the way they are structured, are necessary to appropriately measure the VfM delivered by projects funded through the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF).

The focus of the consultation was an online survey which ran between January and February 2020, in which all stakeholders were invited to participate. A total of 56 stakeholders responded to the survey.

We will now implement the following changes as detailed in the report, to take place from 1 April 2021:

  • We will move the VfM question which remains on Form 2, regarding the number of volunteers, to Form 9, so that all VfM questions are asked at project completion stage;
  • VfM question 8 on utility cost reduction, currently asked on Form 9, will be removed; and
  • A question will be added to Form 9 to ask stakeholders to provide a count of the number of trees which have been planted as a result of a project.

You can read the report, which details the findings and outcomes of the consultation on the right hand side of this page or on the Final Consultation reports page of our website. The report has also been emailed to the main contact of all funded EBs. If you have any questions about the consultation or the changes please email