Veolia Environmental Trust now open for Summer 2020 projects.


Use our online Postcode Checker to confirm your project is in an area we cover.

As well as your project meeting our postcode criteria, you must have 10% of the total project cost in cash (this cannot be the cash equivalent of goods/services provided for free) before you submit your Stage 1 Application. If you need any permissions (e.g. planning and/or a church faculty) they must be secured before you submit your Stage 2 Application. And if your applications are successful 10% of the awarded amount will also need to be found and paid to the landfill operator from a third party contributor.

When can you apply?

There are four funding rounds each year (see here for details).

Third party contributions

For all awards, an independent third party contributor will need to reimburse the landfill operator the 10% shortfall to release the grant. The contribution can be made by another funder, a local council or an individual.

To assist your application

When considering proposals, we look for projects that will:

  • Benefit a diverse range of users, including excluded, often overlooked, deprived and hard-to-reach groups
  • Meet a need that has been evidenced through community consultation
  • Involve volunteers
  • Use environmentally friendly solutions
  • Achieve value for money
  • Demonstrate innovation, imagination and excellence

Applications from constituted, not-for-profit groups

Capital improvement projects at a single site with discrete start and end dates in one of the following categories

Community buildings and rooms: e.g. community centres; village halls; community spaces within religious buildings, Scout or Girlguiding buildings

Outdoor spaces: e.g. public parks, nature reserves, community gardens, footpaths, bridleways or cycle-paths

Play and recreation: e.g. play areas, skateparks, Multi Use Games Areas (MUGAs), sports grounds, pavilions or changing rooms

Biodiversity projects – Applications from registered Environmental Bodies with projects that meet ENTRUST requirements


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