The Landfill Communities Fund (LCF)
The Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) was formerly known as the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme. It was set up in 1996. The fund enables landfill operators to donate part of their annual tax liability to environmental bodies such as DET. The donations can then be spent on eligible community and environmental projects.
The landfill operator can reclaim 90% of its contribution as a tax credit. The remaining 10% can be found either by them or an independent third party.
Who can apply
Applicants must be not for profit, have a constitution, elected officers and a bank account. Projects cannot already have started and must be open to the public.
For details of the type of projects that are eligible see the approved objects document attached to this page.
Derbyshire Environmental Trust (DET)
To meet the need for landfill tax contributions to go through an environmental body, DET was established in August 1997.
DET is registered with ENTRUST (the regulator of the LCF) as an environmental body (No. 014033). It is registered in England as a company limited by guarantee (No. 3428850) and is a registered charity (No.1115855).
The Trust is also able to manage other funding streams and has previously managed Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund and the Lodge Surface Mine Community Fund.
A list of trust members is attached. To date, DET has secured around £26 million from landfill operators for over 1,000 projects throughout Derbyshire and further afield.
Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund
The Trust has administered this fund nationally since 2005. If your project is near to a Tarmac quarry, waste, cement or lime site you may be eligible to apply for a grant.
In Derbyshire, Tarmac has such sites at Whitwell, Barrow on Trent / Swarkestone, Cromford, Ballidon and Tunstead (near Buxton).
There are also sites at Alrewas and Oakamoor (Staffordshire borders) and Lockington (Leicestershire border). Normally projects must be in a 7-mile radius of such a site. The project site must also be within a 10-mile radius of a licensed landfill site.
For full details and an application pack:
Walleys Communities Fund
You can apply for a grant from this scheme if your project is within a 10 mile radius of Walleys landfill site in Silverdale, Staffordshire, ST5 6SB.
Contact the Derbyshire Environmental Trust for full details and an application pack:
Other sources of funding under the Landfill Communities Fund
There are other possible sources of funding available through the Landfill Communities Fund and organisations can apply to this fund directly. Please contact the trust to find out more about how to apply.