The Community Building scheme is part of Biffa Awards’ Main Grants Programme which aims to provide or improve biodiversity, community spaces, cultural facilities, and places for outdoor recreation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Funding awarded through the Community Buildings theme is intended to provide and improve community buildings such as village halls, community centres and church halls to act as mechanisms for community involvement. The funding is for site-based improvement work (not for equipment or running costs) that will take place in the future.
Grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 are available for projects with a total cost of less than £200,000, inclusive of VAT.
Applications will be accepted from not-for-profit organisations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
- Be located within five miles of a significant Biffa operation or 10 miles of an active Biffa Landfill site.
- Be located within 10 miles of any landfill site (not necessarily owned by Biffa Group Limited) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
- Have a project site open for a minimum of 104 days of full public access to the project per year.
Applicants should check their project location’s eligibility using Biffa Awards Postcode Checker which can be found on the Awards website.
Applicants must be eligible for enrolment and registration with the scheme’s regulator ENTRUST. These will be conditions of any grant approved.
The Biffa Award is managed by the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts which operates an umbrella groups for the 47 local Wildlife Trusts that have been formed across the UK.
There is a two-stage application process.
The deadline for Expressions of Interest is 5th November