Funding news - 08/11/2017

Biffa Award Publishes 2018 Deadlines for Main Grants Programme

Biffa Award is currently accepting applications for funding for projects that will improve the quality of life and foster vibrancy in communities located within the vicinity of a Biffa operation.

Established in 1997 under the Landfill Communities Fund, the Biffa Award has supported a wide range of community and environmental projects across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The Main Grants programme, which covers Recreation, Community Buildings and Rebuilding Diversity themes, offers grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 as long as the total project cost does not exceed £200,000 inclusive of VAT.

Not-for-profit organisations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland can apply for funding for:

  • Community Buildings and Recreation (ENTRUST D and E) projects that are within 5 miles of a Biffa operation and 10 miles of any landfill sites or 10 miles of an active Biffa Landfill site.
  • Rebuilding Biodiversity (ENTRUST DA) projects that are within 15 miles of a Biffa operation.

There is a two-step application process. The first step is to submit an expression of interest.

The first 2018 deadlines are 28 February for Community Buildings/Recreation applications and 15 July 2018 for Rebuilding Biodiversity.

Full details can be found on the Biffa Award website.

Source: Biffa Award, 08/11/2017