Scottish Landfill Communities Fund

SUEZ Communities Trust provides funds to not-for-profit organisations to undertake work that is eligible under the Scottish Landfill Communities Fund (SLCF).

Applications are considered for the five main areas of work which qualify for funding through the SLCF:

Land Reclamation (Object A) - The reclamation, remediation, restoration or other operation on land to facilitate economic, social or environmental use.

Community Recycling (Object B) - Community based recycling, re-use and waste prevention projects.

Public Amenities (Object C) - To provide, maintain or improve a public park or other public amenity.

Biodiversity (Object D) - The conservation or promotion of biological diversity through the provision, conservation, restoration or enhancement of a natural habitat or the maintenance or recovery of a species in its natural habitat

Historic Buildings, Structures or Sites (Object E) -The maintenance, repair or restoration of a building, other structure or a site of archaeological interest which is a place of religious worship, or a site of historic or architectural or archaeological interest and is open to the public.

To apply for funding under Object F please call SUEZ Communities Trust to discuss your application. 

SUEZ Communities Trust will consider projects which focus on physical improvement at an identified site.  Funding is typically awarded for the purchase of materials/equipment and the appointment of a contractor to undertake the improvement work.  A request for funding for multiple sites or for salaries, running costs, project management or design fees will not be considered.

For 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 SLCF programme your project site must be in Scotland.

If you are applying for Public Amenity, Biodiversity or Historic Building funding you will need to establish if your project is in the vicinity of a landfill site or transfer station.  To find out you can use the screening tool on the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) website:

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.

How to apply for funding

Applying for funding from SUEZ Communities Trust is a two-stage process via our online application system.  

Before starting your first application you will be required to create a user account.

The stage one application form consists of a short eligibility check followed by some very brief questions about the applying organisation and the project for which you are seeking funding. A stage one application can be submitted at any time.

If the stage one application meets our core eligibility criteria we will invite you to submit a stage two application within 12 weeks. The stage two application form asks for more detailed information about the project, including a project budget, and also requires supporting documents to be uploaded.

From the point that a stage two application is submitted we aim to make a funding decision within 5 to 16 weeks.

The application process is explained in full in the application guide.

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