Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) projects focus upon physical work at a single identified site in the vicinity of a landfill site for the benefit of the local community and environment. There are five main areas of work that can be undertaken when utilising LCF monies - these are called the 'objects'.
We assess your application before any work takes place to ensure your project qualifies for LCF funding. To be approved, the objective of your project must be actual physical works at an identified site in England, Northern Ireland or Wales.
Only enrolled Environmental Bodies (EBs) can register a project. EBs register their projects on ENTRUST online (EOL). EOL is a facility that enables you to manage and monitor all of your project registrations electronically. EOL is a quick and easy way for you to manage your project applications and complete all of your statutory requirements under the Landfill Tax Regulations 1996 (Regulations). Please see a guide on registering a project on EOL at the bottom of this page.
When you submit your project application we will assess it to ensure your project meets the criteria in the Regulations. Work can only take place, and LCF money spent, once the project has been approved. All work and LCF expenditure must take place between the start and end dates approved for your project.
The LCF is no longer available to fund projects in Scotland. For enquiries about the new Scottish Landfill Communities Fund (SLCF) or more information on the SLCF please contact the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).
The LCF closed in Wales on 31 March 2018 and there is a two year transitional period which will end on 31 March 2020. Registrations for projects based in Wales will cease on 30 September 2019 with all projects needing to be complete by 31 March 2020.