The project completion process enables 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 their Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) expenditure on the project and the final payment date of LCF monies on the relevant part of their Statutory Annual Return in ENTRUST Online (EOL). This can be done at any time as projects can be reported as completed without actually submitting the Annual Return. 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 Project Completion Form enables ENTRUST to establish the value and benefits which have been delivered by projects funded under the LCF scheme. Our guide to completing a Project Completion form can be found at the bottom of this page.
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 (specified within the project application form or granted via a project extension) will be non-compliant and a breach of that condition. It is therefore 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.