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Biffa Award – Recreation


Recreation 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.

Not-for-profit organisations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 as long as their projects have a total cost of less than £200,000, inclusive of VAT.

The Recreation theme aims to support projects which will benefit people within their free time. Many projects under this theme also have elements of the other Biffa Award themes within them. Please note that Biffa Award tends to receive more applications under this theme than others. Projects which fall within this description will be registered under the ENTRUST category D.

Examples of projects that fall under this category are green spaces, woodland walks, nature reserves, play areas, community gardens and building works or improvements to clubhouse facilities, that can demonstrate multi-usage within the wider community, and that they are not for the sole use of the sports club or any other organisation.

To be eligible, projects must:

  • Be located within five miles of a significant Biffa Group Limited operation or 10 miles of an active Biffa Landfill site.
  • Be within 10 miles of any landfill site in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
  • Be open for a minimum of 104 days of full public access each year.

The funding is to be used for site-based improvement work, not for movable equipment, storage facilities or staff as core costs. Recreation grants cannot fund sporting related projects, including but not limited to floodlighting.

There is a two-stage application process and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis

For more information go to the Biffa website

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