Veolia Environmental Trust

Veolia Environmental Trust
Veolia Environmental Trust

Aims/priorities: Funding for projects aiming to create or make physical / capital improvements under one of the following headings:

  • Community buildings and rooms (e.g. a community centre, a village hall, a community space within a religious building, or a Scout or Girlguiding building)
  • Parks and paths (e.g. a public park, a community garden, a footpath, bridleway or cycle-path)
  • Play and recreation (e.g. a play area, a skatepark, a MUGA, a sports ground or facility [not including the purchase of equipment], a sports pavilion or changing rooms)
  • Environmental improvements (e.g. improvements to a nature reserve)
  • Supporting biodiversity (e.g. a species related element of a BAP – national or local, a habitat related element of a BAP or a HAP – national or local, or a reintroduction programme to a specific habitat)

Who can apply? Not-for-profit organisations with environmental or community-based projects can apply. To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be constituted
  • Have a bank account

Projects must be located within five miles of a Veolia Environmental Services facility. This could be a landfill site, Energy Recovery Facility or Materials Recycling Facility. Applicants must use the Postcode Checker to check that their project is located within the proximity of a qualifying Veolia site.

Grant amount: Grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 are available

Application process: There is a three stage application process:

  • Know: This information will help groups check if their project meets the criteria and if the funding timetable is right for them. Applicants should be aware that only projects in the proximity of a qualifying Veolia site will be considered and they should use the Postcode Checker to confirm this
  • Prepare: This information will help applicants develop the best possible project
  • Apply: Once applicants are certain that their project meets the criteria, they can start applying for funding by completing the ‘Eligibility Checker’. They will need to confirm that their project meets the key criteria. If it does, they will be able to progress to the Stage 1 of the application form

Deadline: There is no deadline for starting the process of applying for a grant. Your project’s start date is the key piece of information you need to consider when you are determining when to submit your Stage 1 and Stage 2 application. Stage 1 applications will be accepted between 30 November 2018 and 28 February 2019 for projects taking place between 19 June 2019 and 17 September 2019.

Contact information: Tel: 0203 567 6820 Email: [email protected]

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