Landfill Communities Fund

SUEZ Communities Trust provides funds to not-for-profit organisations to undertake work that is eligible under the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF). Applications are considered for three areas of work which qualify for funding through the LCF. 

These include: Public Amenities (Object D), Historic Buildings, Structures or Sites (Object E) and Biodiversity (Object DA).We support projects that make physical improvements at sites located in any of 80 funding zones around qualifying sites owned by our donor, SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK.

This page gives brief details of our funding programme and when to applyFor full information please read the application guide:   

How much can I apply for?

Smaller Projects Fund Primary Fund
Awards between £1 and £20,000 Awards between £1 and £50,000
Projects must have an overall cost of no more than £40,000 Projects must have an overall cost of no more than £250,000
Projects must start within 3 months and complete within 12 months of funds being awarded Projects must start within 6 months and complete within 12 months of funds being awarded

Is my project in an eligible location?

To be eligible for SUEZ Communities Trust’s LCF programme your project must be in England and fall within one of our active funding zones.To find out if your project site is eligible please enter your postcode using the postcode checker:Postcode Checker

Who can apply for funding?

To be eligible to apply to SUEZ Communities Trust an organisation must:

Be run on a not for profit basis

Not-for-profit organisations could include community groups, parish councils, charities, community interest companies, sports clubs, community associations, local authorities and voluntary organisations.

Own or hold a lease for the project site with at least 5 years remaining

Projects should be based at a project site which must be owned or leased by the applying organisation. If your organisation neither owns the project site, nor has a lease with a minimum of 5 years remaining, you are not eligible to apply for SUEZ Communities Trust funding. The lease must be active before any application is made. Letters of intent or draft lease agreements are not accepted.

What is the Contributing Third Party (CTP) Payment?

Before SUEZ Communities Trust can release funding to a supported project we need to receive a payment called the Contributing Third Party payment (CTP).Please visit the CTP page to get a detailed description of the CTP and how to calculate it.More information

When can I apply for funding?

Application Deadline Smaller Projects Fund Notification date Primary Fund Notification Date
5pm on 24th July 2017      27th October 2017 10th November 2017
5pm on 2nd October 2017 16th January 2018   13th February 2018


We are currently building a new application system which will be launched in early October 2017.

Please only start a new application using the 'Apply Now' button below if you intend to submit the application no later than the 5pm deadline on 2nd October 2017.  Any applications not submitted by this date will be deleted.

If you wish to submit an application after 2nd October 2017 please return to the website after this date where you will find information on how to submit an application using the new application system.

If you have any queries please contact us.