The project completion process aims to enable Environmental Bodies (EBs) to inform us as soon as a project has been completed.
In order to report a project as complete, EBs must record the expenditure on the project and its final payment on the relevant part of their Statutory Annual Return in ENTRUST Online (EOL). This can be done at any time and not at the end of the reporting year as projects can be reported as completed befire the Annual Return is finally submitted. Reporting a project as complete will result in the generation of a Project Completion form (Form 9) which will appear on the EB's dashboard in EOL.
The completion form enables ENTRUST to establish the value and benefits which have been delivered by projects funded under the LCF scheme. See the guide to completing a Project Competion form at the bottom of this page for how to report a project as completed.
If EBs are aware that a project will need more time to complete, than originally stated in the project registration they can seek an extension of up to three months through EOL. Guidance on how to seek an extension through EOL can be found at the end of our 'How To' Guide for project applications with ENTRUST which can be found at the bottom right hand side of the page. Longer extensions, or a second extension can be sought by contacting the Helpline.
In April 2015, HMRC approved a condition which means any project expenditure outside of the estimated start and end dates in the project approval will be non-compliant and a breach of that condition. Therefore it is essential to seek an extension of time in which to complete a project to ensure you remain compliant. You can read the actual condition in the 'Conditions April 2015' document on the right hand side of this page.