Biffa Awards, which are part of the Landfills Communities Fund, has announced that grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 are available to not for profit for community buildings and re-building biodiversity projects.
Under the Re-building Biodiversity funding stream grants are available to support site-based projects that protect and enhance biodiversity across the UK, particularly those concentrating on species and habitats that have been identified as a priority in Biodiversity Action Plans as well as green spaces; woodland walks; play areas; sports facilities; and community gardens; etc. To be eligible the project site must be within 15 miles of a significant Biffa operation.
Through the Community Buildings Funding Stream grants are available to provide and improve community buildings such as village halls, community centres and church halls to act as mechanisms for community involvement. Priority is given to those projects that enhance, maintain or introduce real community led social, economic or environmental improvements. To be eligible projects must be within 5 miles of a significant Biffa Operation and 10 miles of an active Biffa landfill site.
There is a two-stage application process and the closing date for submitting an Expression of Interest the 15th July 2018. Projects successful at this stage will have until the 15th August 2018 to submit a full application. Biffa Awards will fund up to 90% of eligible project costs.