We work with organisations in the not-for-profit sector and since our formation we have supported a number of mostly community-led projects, some examples of which can be found on our projects page.
Projects that we aim to support typically range in their value, complexity and outcomes; they include but are not limited to, Community Gardens/Green Spaces, Village Halls, Outdoor Play Areas, Refurbishment of Community Halls and Churches, museums, footpaths, cycle paths and bridleways, public parks and other public amenities.
We support these projects by accessing funding from Landfill Operators through the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) scheme (see below). Contributions to the scheme can only be spent on projects that have been registered with and approved by ENTRUST (see below) and as such are compliant with its' objects.
What we do
The Landfill Communities Fund
The government introduced a tax on landfill waste in 1996 to encourage a reduction in the amount of land-filled waste and to promote more environmentally sustainable methods of waste management. The tax levy has increased significantly since its inception and in the current financial year (2017-18) the standard rate is £84.40 per tonne of waste that goes to landfill.
Formerly known as ‘Landfill Tax Credits’ the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) scheme was conceived shortly after the new tax on landfill waste was introduced and it enables those who collect (on behalf of the Exchequer) landfill tax, the Landfill Operators, to contribute a small element of it to organisations that are registered with ENTRUST (the regulatory body) as an environmental body (EB). Any contribution to the scheme by a Landfill Operator is entirely voluntary but most choose to do so as a means of improving the local environment and supporting community projects, in the vicinity of a landfill site.
The scheme is closely regulated by ENTRUST and there are strict guidelines as to what the monies can be spent on. All projects must in the first instance be registered with and approved by ENTRUST, before receiving any funds.
Since its inception in 1996 the Landfill Communities Fund has supported over 59,000 community and environmental projects across the UK with contributions from Landfill Operators totalling more than £1.5bn.
Note: The LCF scheme in Wales ends in April 2018 although there will be a two year transitional period to enable outstanding LCF funds to be spent, during which time all registered projects must be completed.
Community Funding Resources was enrolled with ENTRUST as an EB in June 2011.