Highland Landfill Community Fund - applications invited
The Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) is a tax credit scheme enabling operators of landfill sites to contribute money to projects that create environmental benefits or improve the lives of communities living near landfill sites.
The Highland Council has decided to allocate all its LCF tax credit monies towards biodiversity-related projects. It is looking to support site-based, capital projects that help conserve important species or habitats.
The costs of the work must be directly related to the identified species or habitat and the place where it naturally occurs (as specified in Object DA of the Landfill Communities Fund Guidance, see ENTRUST website).
Contributions of up to £10,000 are given. Funding can only be sought for one year at a time – please let us know if your project will be delivered over a longer timescale. Running costs are not normally eligible and project planning / interpretation costs should be kept to a minimum.
We welcome applications from sites that are within ten miles of a registered landfill site, but applications from all areas in Highland will be considered.
Applicants may be charities, environmental organisations or community groups. Individuals or private companies are not normally eligible.
If you wish to apply for a LCF grant, your project will need to find 10% of the total grant applied for from an independent contributing third party (a source other than the LCF or the applicant).