SUEZ Communities Trust
What we do
SUEZ Communities Trust is an independent, not for profit funding organisation dedicated to making lasting improvements to community life and the natural environment. The Trust is a registered Environmental Body through the Landfill Communities Fund and an Approved Body through the Scottish Landfill Communities Fund.
SUEZ Communities Trust distributes funds contributed by SUEZ recycling and recovery UK.
Since 1997 when SUEZ Communities Trust began its funding programmes the Trust has supported more than 4,000 projects to a combined value of more than £110 million.
Our impact on communities
The Trust’s funding programmes are designed to improve a broad range of publicly accessible amenities which benefit a wide cross section of the community. Whether improving a local play area or a nationally significant historic building, each project has the potential to transform the community in which it is based.
Between 2011 and 2016 alone, our funding has helped to create or improve:
- 285 Community Sports Facilities – contributing to communities staying active and healthy, and in the majority of cases leading to an increase in the number of people participating in grass-roots sport
- 250 Community Centres – helping to bring people together, increasing community cohesion and reduce isolation
- 100 Free-to-access Play Areas, Parks and Open Spaces – providing stimulating play opportunities for children and families
- 30 Places of Historic Importance – helping to ensure that these nationally significant places can continue to be enjoyed by the public
Our impact on wildlife
The Landfill Communities Fund and Scottish Landfill Communities Fund has been instrumental in helping to restore and look after the UK’s wildlife.
SUEZ Communities Trust’s biodiversity funding is focused on supporting priority species and habitats present on the Scottish Biodiversity List or List of Priority Species in England and Wales (Sections 41 & 42 of the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006).
SUEZ Communities Trust is proud to have worked with the UK’s conservation sector to support over 500 biodiversity projects which, combined, have made a significant contribution to the natural environment. From restoring wildlife ponds to recreating landscape scale fen habitats, the Landfill Communities Fund and Scottish Landfill Communities Fund have made a huge difference.
Since 2003 SUEZ Communities Trust has awarded over £27 million to improve UK habitats and species.
Accreditation and Associations
SUEZ Communities Trust was the first Environmental Body to become accredited by the Landfill Communities Fund regulator, ENTRUST, and we are proud to have achieved this status. Accreditation is audited and renewed yearly.