Veolia Environmental Trust Open to Applications

Not-for-profit organisations with environmental or community-based projects in England and Wales are invited to apply for funding in 2017.
Grants of up to £75,000 are available for projects located within the proximity of a qualifying Veolia site in England or Wales. Match funding of at least 20% is required, and applicants requesting grants of £40,000 or more require a Third Party Contribution.
The funding is available for capital improvement projects at a single site with discrete start and end dates.

Projects should fall under one of the following categories:

  • Community buildings and rooms, including community centres, village halls, community spaces within religious buildings, and Scout or Girlguiding buildings.
  • Outdoor Spaces, including public parks, nature reserves, community gardens, footpaths, bridleways and cycle-paths.
  • Play and recreation, including play areas, skateparks, Multi Use Games Areas (MUGAs), sports grounds, pavilions and changing rooms.
  • Supporting Biodiversity, including the species related element of a BAP (national or local), the habitat related element of a BAP or HAP (national or local), and reintroduction programmes to a specific habitat.

Constituted not-for-profit organisations can apply as long as their project is located within five miles of a Veolia Environmental Services facility. This could be a landfill site or a civic amenity site, or a transfer station or depot - as long as it is operated by Veolia.
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.
  • 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.

The next deadline for stage one applications is 12 noon on 25 May 2017.  

The Link is: http://www.veoliatrust.org/funding/