Biffa Award to provide up to £2.5m through landfill fund

Biffa Award has announced it will provide a one-off grant of up to £2.5 million as part of funding through the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF).

Biffa said it will publish the results after Deloitte has audited them

Biffa Award, managed by Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts, is part of the LCF and gives grants to projects that seek to improve their local communities on behalf of organisations like Biffa Group Ltd and others.

The LCF is a tax credit scheme which enables landfill operators in England and Northern Ireland to contribute to environmental bodies.

Entrust, the LCF regulator, has a string of bodies involved who are eligible for funding.

Biffa Award has now made a call for entries for the £2.5 million grant last week (13 May), marking its 25th birthday next year.

Funding

The funding for the £2.5 million grant is one of the largest made through the LCF.

The projects funded via the Biffa Award can cover two themes. One theme focuses on those aiming to create or improve cultural facilities. The other centres around biodiversity and preservation of natural habitats. The themes can also cross over.

The deadline to apply is 15 June, with a decision to be made in November. The successful project is expected to be completed in February 2024. More guidance on how to apply can be found here.

Other grants

Alongside the one-off grant, the organisation is also running two other grants schemes. It informed it is still accepting expressions of interest for between £250,000 and £750,000 through its 2022 Partnership Grants Scheme, with the deadline on 1 June.

More details about the scheme can be found here.

The Grants Scheme is open on a rolling basis. Expressions of interest can be submitted for grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 for projects that seek to improve the quality of life within communities or to protect or enhance local habitats for the benefit of wildlife. More information can be found here.

Previously funded projects include the Coventry Transport Museum, Black Cultural Archives in London and the Norfolk Wildlife Trust.

[updated 19 May]

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