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  • The LCF is 20!
    15 June 2017
    Help us celebrate 20 years of outstanding community and environmental projects
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  • Bomber Command’s Forgotten Are Honoured
    14 June 2017
    The final push to fund the eagerly anticipated International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC), in Lincoln, today received a boost through a £700,000 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Celebrating Coronation Meadows
    10 May 2017
    The ambitious meadow restoration project is coming to a close
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  • Important changes to our funding criteria
    04 May 2017
    Please read
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  • We achieve more together
    30 March 2017
    Three Landfill Communities Funders help support Harbury Village Hall
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  • We get by with a little help from our friends
    02 March 2017
    St John's Church - heart of Tamworth project
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  • Featured froglife video
    23 February 2017
    We're hopping mad about this conservation project
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  • Annual review 2015-16
    22 November 2016
    available to read
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  • The Biffa Awards 2016
    13 October 2016
    Celebrating community and environmental projects across the UK
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  • Congratulations Dudley Canal!
    19 September 2016
    The portal building wins recreation and Tourism award
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  • Biffa Award Ceremony 2016
    01 September 2016
    We are proud to announce the shortlist for the Biffa Award Ceremony 2016
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  • Village hall gets roof insulation grant to keep the community warm
    20 July 2016
    Moira Village Hall in Leicestershire will receive £5,000 from Biffa Award
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  • Online application system now live
    06 July 2016
    PLEASE READ changes to Biffa Award application process
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  • New £1m History Makers fund launched by AIM and Biffa Award
    30 June 2016
    Biffa Award and the Association of Independent Museums (AIM) have announced the launch of a new £1m fund to celebrate ‘History Makers – People who shaped our world’
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  • Check out our video of the week!
    17 June 2016
    The United Church of St Marks Epsom Downs
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  • Changes to funding criteria
    03 May 2016
    PLEASE READ changes to Biffa Award eligibility
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  • Telling Your Story
    19 April 2016
    Updated PR guidance for current projects
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  • All the world's a stage
    13 April 2016
    Check out our project video of the week!
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  • New Community Arts Centre to Transform Ipswich's Westgate Ward
    08 April 2016
    Ipswich's Out Loud Music Community Interest Company has secured a grant of almost £50,000 from Biffa Award
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  • Biffa Award Ceremony 2016
    06 April 2016
    Nominations are open!!
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  • All in a flutter for our Video of the Week
    05 April 2016
    Our video of the week is from Butterfly Conservation showing their project securing the Polden’s Large Blue Landscape. Watch the video below to discover the fascinating story of the life cycle of the Large Blue Butterfly. Made possible with support from ‪#‎TheLCF‬
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  • Yorkshire Wildlife Trust - Our Wild Corner
    08 March 2016
    Our project video of the week set out to provide training and resources for the local community, who visit and volunteer within Pearson Park Wildlife Garden in Hull
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  • Community centre stays warm for winter
    29 February 2016
    Deaf Hill Ward Regeneration Partnership in County Durham has secured a £14,580 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Temporary change to the application process
    22 February 2016
    Please note the changes to our application forms as we move to a new online system
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  • Printing success in Newcastle
    11 February 2016
    Our video of the week is from Northern print in Newcastle
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  • Wow, what a transformation!
    27 January 2016
    The Devon Wildlife Working Wetlands project is our video of the week
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  • Coxhoe Village Hall
    08 January 2016
    A bit of film noir from Coxhoe Village Hall as our video of the week this week.
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  • The Countryside Restoration Trust
    21 December 2015
    Restoring the Clay Pits for Wildlife is our Project Video of the Week
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  • Who we are
    07 December 2015
    At Biffa Award, we are proud to be a significant part of the Landfill Communities Fund, supporting positive change across the UK.
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  • Funding boost to improve facilities at Fencehouses Community Association
    03 December 2015
    Fencehouses Community Association in County Durham has secured a £10,000 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Bradford Performing Arts Academy given funding boost
    03 December 2015
    Kala Sangam, the Academy of South Asian Performing Arts in Bradford, has secured a £47,944 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Panshanger Football club receives funding boost
    26 November 2015
    Panshanger Football Club in Welwyn Garden City has secured a £4,360 grant from Biffa Award
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  • A warmer winter in store for St Lawrence Church Hall
    24 November 2015
    Users of St Lawrence Church Hall in Biddulph, Staffordshire are looking forward to a warmer winter after the doors have been repaired, and new windows have been installed.
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  • Skelton Castle Cricket receives funding boost
    24 November 2015
    Skelton Castle Cricket Club in North Yorkshire has secured a £7,512 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Wiltshire Wildlife Trust is our project video of the week!
    20 November 2015
    Our project video of the week comes to you from Wiltshire Wildlife Trust. Their project to restore paths in the popular King's Farm Wood reserve has lead to improved access for the community.
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  • Kidderminster and District Youth Trust are our video of the week
    13 November 2015
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  • Woodland Trust is our video of the week!
    04 November 2015
    The trees enriching communities project planted 1.6 million tress watch their story here
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  • Leighton Moss is our project video of the week
    22 October 2015
    This week's video comes to you from the RSPB in Lancashire
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  • Counthesthorpe Club ‘Bowled over’ by funding boost
    13 October 2015
    Countesthorpe Bowling Club in Leicestershire has secured a £7,167 grant from Biffa Award;
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  • Video of the Week
    12 October 2015
    Our video of the week comes to you from South Staffordshire
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  • Winners Biffa Awards 2015
    02 October 2015
    What a cracking day we had yesterday at the Biffa Award Ceremony 2015
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  • What a Wonderful Windmill!
    02 October 2015
    Our video of the week this week comes to you from 2014's project of the year Dereham Windmill
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  • Biffa Award makes BIG impacts
    02 October 2015
    An inderpendant critical analysis of the impacts of Biffa Award funding is available to view online
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  • Biffa Award Annual Review 2015
    24 September 2015
    Our Annual Review is available to view online
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  • We're hopping mad about our Video of the Week this week
    18 September 2015
    It isn't easy being green, but things are looking up for the amphibians of Northamptonshire
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  • Cricket Club realises a ‘major ambition’ as second phase of development given the go ahead.
    15 September 2015
    Springhill Cricket Club in Lower Penn, South Staffordshire has secured a £50,000 grant from Biffa Award;
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  • Project Video of the Week - The River Lea Source Restoration Project
    09 September 2015
    An amazing video showing all the hard work that the dedicated team of staff and volunteers at groundwork.
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  • Video of the Week - Wymeswold Cricket Club
    28 August 2015
    It's been a perfect Ashes summer, this cracking film showing all the efforts of WCC will hopefully inspire the next generation of English cricketers.
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  • Community and Education Centre receive renovation funding
    26 August 2015
    Elmton & Creswell Village Company, based in Creswell, near Worksop, Nottinghamshire has secured a £17,604 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Project Videos Premiere
    21 August 2015
    An EPIC start to our project video social media campaign
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  • Butterfly Conservation shortlisted for National Prize
    18 August 2015
    Butterfly Conservation has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award at the 2015 Biffa Awards.
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  • Sicklinghall Village Hall shortlisted for National Prize
    18 August 2015
    A Village Hall in Wetherby has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award at the 2015 Biffa Awards.
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  • Shelley Village Hall shortlisted for National Prize
    18 August 2015
    A village hall in Huddersfield has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award at the 2015 Biffa Awards.
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  • Local Arts Centre shortlisted for National Prize
    18 August 2015
    Raw Material Music and Media Education Centre in Brixton, London, has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award at the 2015 Biffa Awards.
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  • Harmston Memorial Hall shortlisted for National Prize
    18 August 2015
    Harmston Memorial Hall has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award at the 2015 Biffa Awards.
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  • Quorn Yard shortlisted for National Prize
    18 August 2015
    The David Clarke Railway Trust has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award at the 2015 Biffa Awards.
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  • Cardiff Community Arts Centre shortlisted for National Prize
    18 August 2015
    A Community Arts Centre in Cardiff has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award at the 2015 Biffa Awards.
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  • Guildhall shortlisted for National Prize
    18 August 2015
    The National Trust has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award at the 2015 Biffa Awards.
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  • Glasshoughton Cricket Club shortlisted for National Prize
    18 August 2015
    A cricket club in Castleford has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award at the 2015 Biffa Awards.
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  • Parc Slip Nature Reserve Shortlisted for National Prize
    18 August 2015
    A Nature Reserve in Wales has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award at the 2015 Biffa Awards.
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  • Eden Meadows shortlisted for National Prize
    18 August 2015
    Returning Eden's Meadows project in Kent has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award at the 2015 Biffa Awards.
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  • Ledbury shortlisted for National Prize
    18 August 2015
    A 'Village Green' improvement scheme in Ledbury, Herefordshire, has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award at the 2015 Biffa Awards.
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  • Multi Use Games Area shortlisted for National Prize
    18 August 2015
    A Multi Use Games Area in Bilbrook has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award at the 2015 Biffa Awards.
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  • Canal Wood Shortlisted for National Prize
    18 August 2015
    A Woodland Trust project has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award at the 2015 Biffa Awards.
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  • Bierley Community Association shortlisted for National Prize
    18 August 2015
    Bierley Community Association Limited has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award at the 2015 Biffa Awards
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  • Birmingham Open Media shortlisted for National Prize
    18 August 2015
    Birmingham Open Media has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award at the 2015 Biffa Awards.
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  • Elsing Memorial Village Hall shortlisted for National Prize
    18 August 2015
    A village hall in Elsing, near Dereham, Norfolk has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award at the 2015 Biffa Awards
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  • Lincolnshire Bat Project shortlisted for National Prize
    18 August 2015
    The Woodland Trust has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award at the 2015 Biffa Awards,
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  • Biffa Awards 2015 shortlist announced
    18 August 2015
    Biffa Award is pleased to announce the results of its shortlisting phase for this year’s Biffa Awards
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  • Magor Marsh shortlisted for National Prize
    18 August 2015
    A water vole reintroduction project at Magor Marsh Nature Reserve in Caldicot, Wales, has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award at the 2015 Biffa Awards.
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  • Hertford Cricket Club gets new practice nets thanks to Biffa Award funding
    17 August 2015
    Hertford Cricket Club has secured a £30,000 grant from Biffa Award
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  • No more shivering in Coxhoe Village Hall
    14 August 2015
    Coxhoe Village Hall Association in Durham has secured a £31,760 grant from Biffa Award;
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  • Community and wildlife to benefit as Chalgrave Heritage trail pond gets restoration grant
    13 August 2015
    Chalgrave Parish Council, in Bedfordshire, has secured a £4,416 grant from Biffa Award
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  • New playground set to offer children of all ages a place to play
    03 August 2015
    Lost in Play a community group from Lostwithiel, Cornwall have secured a £45,000 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Local community centre benefits from funding boost
    29 July 2015
    The St Alban’s Centre in Holmewood, Chesterfield has secured a £16,000 grant from Biffa Award
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  • A health kick for Millfield community as new fitness room encourages more people to become healthy and active
    28 July 2015
    St Marks Community Association in Millfield, Sunderland has secured a £26,000 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Much loved community centre to be safeguarded for years to come thanks to funding for new roof
    23 July 2015
    Roberttown Youth and Community Association in the village of Roberttown in Liversedge has secured a £50,000 grant from Biffa Award
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  • May and Baker Eastbrook Community Club receives funding for brand new facilities
    15 July 2015
    May and Baker Eastbrook Community Club in Essex has secured a £27,819 grant from Biffa Award
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  • We need your help to show how funding can give ordinary lives an extraordinary story
    10 July 2015
    Biffa Award needs your help! It’s our mission to engage more with projects via social media to celebrate and shout about all the good work communities are able to achieve with the help of the Landfill Communities Fund
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  • St George’s Church celebrates opening of new Community Room
    07 July 2015
    Friends of St George's Church in Heybridge Basin, near Maldon in Essex, secured a £25,000 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Local community to watch Green’s Mill Garden grow
    07 July 2015
    Green's Windmill Trust in Sneinton, Nottingham has secured a £46,000 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Coventry Transport Museum speeds towards the finish line
    06 July 2015
    The Coventry Transport Museum’s new Land Speed Records exhibition is now open for business after a successful opening event on June 20th 2015
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  • Horsford Village Hall’s damp days are over thanks to funding
    03 July 2015
    Horsford Village Hall & Recreation Management Committee, near Norwich, Norfolk has secured a £10,000 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Bustling community centre receives funding for brand new facilities
    09 June 2015
    Northgate Ward Development Group in Canterbury has secured a £23,000 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Slough Cricket Club celebrates new cricket nets thanks to Biffa Award funding
    03 June 2015
    Slough Cricket Club secured a £50,000 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Saffron Lane Neighbourhood Council are going green thanks to funding
    03 June 2015
    Saffron Lane Neighbourhood Council has secured a £40,934 grant from Biffa Award
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  • New improvements to Walgrave village hall playing field means fun for the whole community
    02 June 2015
    Walgrave Village Hall & Playing Field Association in Northamptonshire has secured a £50,000 grant from Biffa Award
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  • A warm welcome is on the cards at Skinningrove Link Up
    29 May 2015
    Skinningrove Link Up, in Cleveland, secured a £23,700 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Bright lights and a warm reception awaits the community at Christ the Servant Church
    29 May 2015
    Christ the Servant Church in Birkrig, Lancashire secured a £47,800 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Secure boundary fencing to be installed at Redhill Bowling Club
    20 May 2015
    Redhill Bowling Club in Surrey secured a £10,000 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Warwick Cricket Club nets LCF funding
    20 May 2015
    Warwick Cricket Club secured a £10,000 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Newport community feeling the heat thanks to Biffa Award funding
    24 April 2015
    Moreton Millennium Community Centre in Newport secured a £1,500 grant from Biffa Award
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  • The wait is almost over for budding gymnasts in Nottingham
    23 April 2015
    A brand new dynamic and vibrant gymnastic club in Nottingham has secured a £50,000 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Biffa Award invests in Garthorpe Village Hall improvement project
    21 April 2015
    Garthorpe Village Hall, located between Scunthorpe and Goole, secured a £5,000 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Biffa Awards 2015 – Open for business
    20 April 2015
    Every year Biffa Award hosts an awards ceremony to celebrate, thank and reward those responsible for delivering the outstanding projects we fund.
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  • Datchworth Sports Club celebrates funding for cricket nets
    20 April 2015
    Datchworth Sports Club in Hertfordshire has secured a £18,000 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Natural play, a hop, skip and a jump away thanks to funding
    20 April 2015
    Friends of Ferndown Local Nature Reserve in Newcastle under Lyme secured a £50,000 grant from Biffa Award
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  • A warm welcome awaits the community at Stuart Memorial Hall
    17 April 2015
    Stuart Memorial Hall in Tempsford has secured a £10,000 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Raising the roof for local youths
    13 April 2015
    Chalfont St Giles Youth Club in Buckinghamshire has secured a £50,000 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Hutton Cranswick Sports and Recreation Association serves up tennis court renovations
    10 April 2015
    Hutton Cranswick Sports and Recreation Association in Yorkshire has secured a £3,720 grant from Biffa Award
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  • National Heritage Landmarks Partnership Scheme Announcement
    01 April 2015
    Biffa Award has pledged £1.5m over three years to the Association of Independent Museums (AIM) for the National Heritage Landmarks Partnership Scheme
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  • Funding boost for wildlife habitat Overy Mead Piece
    26 March 2015
    The Hurst Water Meadow Trust in Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, has secured a £36,975 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Reform of the Landfill Communities Fund – Make your voice heard
    23 March 2015
    HM Revenue and Customs is asking for comments on proposals for reform of the Landfill Communities Fund
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  • Yewdale Community Centre celebrates project completion with launch event
    20 March 2015
    Yewdale Community Association in Carlisle secured a £5,340 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Bodymoor Heath community celebrates success as grant funding awarded
    19 March 2015
    Bodymoor Heath Victory Hall in Sutton Coldfield has secured a £25,880 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Level playing field for emerging Wakefield cricket club
    17 March 2015
    Azaad Cricket Club in Wakefield secured a £10,000 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Blaby & District Social Centre celebrates new roof thanks to funding
    06 March 2015
    Blaby & District Social Centre in Leicester secured a £21,552 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Holne Playpark Charity secures funding for improvements
    06 March 2015
    Holne Playpark Charity (HPC) in Devon has secured a £33,942 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Community cohesion on the cards at Netherthorpe Play Hub thanks to funding
    03 March 2015
    St Stevens Tenants and Residents Association in Sheffield has secured a £10,000 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Incredible edible woodland plan comes to fruition thanks to LCF funding
    26 February 2015
    Climate Friendly Food CIC in St Helens has secured a £10,000 grant from Biffa Award
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  • East Bridgford Village Hall improvements underway
    24 February 2015
    East Bridgford Village Hall in Nottinghamshire has secured a £2,754 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Elsing community tackles rural isolation thanks to new kitchen facilities
    24 February 2015
    Elsing Memorial Village Hall in Norfolk secured a £8,263 grant from Biffa Award
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  • St Bride’s Centre in Motherwell secures £50,000 for improvements
    24 February 2015
    St Bride’s Centre in Motherwell has secured a £50,000 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Changes to the Biffa Award eligibility criteria
    12 February 2015
    With effect from the 1 April 2015, Biffa Award will be bringing in some changes to the eligibility criteria.
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  • Burton Lazars Village Hall secures £10,000 for improvements
    28 January 2015
    Burton Lazars Village Hall near Melton Mowbray has secured a £10,000 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Stourport Bowling Green Club on a roll thanks to Biffa Award funding
    26 January 2015
    Stourport Bowling Green Club in Stourport on Severn secured a £9,400 grant from Biffa Award
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  • EPIC recreation project set to encourage play in Bolton
    12 January 2015
    Egerton Park Improvement Committee (EPIC) in Bolton has secured a £49,949 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Scout group appeal answered thanks to Biffa Award funding
    12 January 2015
    The 12th Dorking Scout Group in Newdigate has secured a £50,000 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Cadbury Hall calls time out on cold after securing funding for new heating system
    08 January 2015
    Frampton Community Association in Gloucester has secured a £46,937 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Trucks on Tour 2015
    07 January 2015
    This year our aim is to get a photo of one of our trucks on site at a project in every county, and we need your help.
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  • Top quality facilities planned to encourage cricket stars of the future
    07 January 2015
    Farningham Cricket Club in Kent has secured a £43,967 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Renovation on the cards for Old St Mellons Village Hall thanks to the LCF
    07 January 2015
    Old St Mellons Village Association has secured a £9,000 grant from Biffa Award
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  • The Barnes Wallis Stratosphere Chamber Exhibition at Brooklands Museum
    19 December 2014
    Earlier this year, the Barnes Wallis Stratosphere Chamber Exhibition at Brooklands Museum in Weybridge was formally opened following a project of restoration
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  • Natural adventure play area planned for Court Hey Park
    17 December 2014
    Friends of Court Hey Park in Liverpool has secured a £49,800 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Biffa Award set to smash the sound barrier in new exhibition
    17 December 2014
    Coventry Transport Museum is home to the world’s biggest collection of British Road Transport, telling the fascinating story behind the development of road transport from the earliest cycles to the fastest cars on earth.
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  • Adventure awaits at Oakfield Park thanks to Biffa Award funding
    02 December 2014
    The Groundwork South Trust Ltd in Wilmington, Kent secured a £46,210 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Renovation project in the pipeline for New Ark Play Association
    02 December 2014
    New Ark Play Association in Peterborough has secured a £7,440 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Local community welcomes improvements to Beare Green Village Hall
    14 November 2014
    Beare Green Community Association in Dorking has secured a £50,000 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Local volunteers celebrate funding support
    14 November 2014
    Sporting Khalsa Community Facilities Ltd in Willenhall has secured a £50,000 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Brightwell cum Sotwell community orchard will promote heritage varieties and protect wildlife
    14 November 2014
    Brightwell Village Orchard Group in Brightwell cum Sotwell, Oxfordshire, has secured a £3,160 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Local volunteers to reinstate historic village pond to Baddesley Common
    14 November 2014
    Friends of Baddesley Common in Baddesley Ensor, Warwickshire has secured a £20,000 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Local cricket club bowled over thanks to funding
    10 November 2014
    Holcombe & Blue Bell Hill Cricket Club in Chatham has secured a £15,000 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Ingatestone and Fryerning Community Centre serves up refreshments thanks to a grant
    07 November 2014
    Ingatestone and Fryerning Community Association in Essex secured a £6,117 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Biffa Award funds renovation project at Cobham Village Hall
    06 November 2014
    Cobham Village Hall in Surrey has secured a £40,408 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Changes to the Biffa Award eligibility criteria
    04 November 2014
    Due to the high number of applications being received, the Biffa Award Board has made some slight changes to the eligibility criteria
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  • Dereham Windmill scoops double award win
    31 October 2014
    The grade II listed windmill in Dereham, Norfolk, is celebrating double success after scooping a prestigious environmental and community award, at the Biffa Awards 2014.
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  • Woodland Trust scoops national award win
    31 October 2014
    The Woodland Trust in Hertfordshire, is celebrating success after scooping a prestigious environmental and community award, at the Biffa Awards 2014.
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  • Dudley Canal Trust (Trips) Limited celebrates a £500,000 grant win
    31 October 2014
    Dudley Canal Trust (Trips) Limited is celebrating after it was announced that it has won a prestigious Biffa Award Flagship grant
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  • Devon Wildlife Trust’s flagship Working Wetlands project
    31 October 2014
    Re-creating wildflower meadows is relatively easy to do. Wildlife Trusts across the country have been trialling various techniques for restoring and re-creating species rich meadows.
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  • Markyate Baptist Church scoops national award win
    31 October 2014
    A Baptist church in Hertfordshire, is celebrating success after scooping a prestigious environmental and community award at the Biffa Awards 2014.
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  • River Oaks Residents Association scoops national award win
    31 October 2014
    The River Oaks Residents Association in Liverpool, is celebrating success after scooping a prestigious environmental and community award, at the Biffa Awards 2014.
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  • Lampeter Rugby Football Club scoops national award win and brings home the trophy
    31 October 2014
    A rugby and football club in Lampeter, Ceredigion, is celebrating success after scooping a prestigious environmental and community award at the Biffa Awards 2014.
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  • Biffa Awards Ceremony 2014
    10 October 2014
    The annual Biffa Awards 2014 took place at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich on Thursday 9th October.
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  • Dedicated community centre gets a makeover thanks to funding
    07 October 2014
    A community centre in Loughborough has secured a £43,200 grant from Biffa Award
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  • £50,000 funding boost to Scotton Village Hall
    03 October 2014
    The village hall in Scotton near Knaresborough secured a £50,000 grant from Biffa Award
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  • New lease of life for community centre in Bierley
    17 September 2014
    The Life Centre in Bierley, Bradford secured a £7,145 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Local sports teams to benefit from Biffa Award funding
    11 September 2014
    A cricket club, established by the local community in 1870 in Cheshire, has just secured a £26,500 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Stonehouse Newt Ponds restoration and management project
    26 August 2014
    In March 2013 Stroud Valleys Project (SVP), an environmental charity working across the Stroud District of Gloucestershire, secured two years funding from Biffa Award
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  • New doors thrown open to welcome Sedgley community
    22 August 2014
    St Andrew's URC Methodist Church & Community Centre in Sedgley has secured a £50,000 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Halton welcomes Community Orchard sown by locals
    20 August 2014
    The Halton Village Millennium Green Trust Action Group in Cheshire secured a £7,852 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Community facility gets a boost thanks to grant funding
    15 August 2014
    Patricroft United Reformed Church in Eccles, Manchester, secured a £5,380 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Dorset heathland in safe hands thanks to Biffa Award funding
    15 August 2014
    The RSPB Arne Reserve in Dorset has secured a £40,650 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Pride restored to South Shields community space thanks to funding
    15 August 2014
    The Charles Young Centre in South Shields, Tyne and Wear secured a £16,500 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Funding helps springboard Sapphire School of Gymnastics into development
    07 August 2014
    The Sapphire School of Gymnastics in Hemel Hempstead has secured a £50,000 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Brand new play equipment bound for Watton-at-Stone
    28 July 2014
    A play area in Watton-at-Stone, Hertfordshire, has just secured a £9,950 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Wellington Heath reopens the Village Green
    27 June 2014
    Thanks to funding from Biffa Award the village has been able to reshape the land and create a stepped auditorium and a levelled flat area for community use.
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  • Rushden Mission Church Celebrates Birthday and opening of New Facilities
    26 June 2014
    In Rushden, Northamptonshire a week of events to help the local community “Get to Know Rushden” will take place from the 4th to 13th July. On Saturday 5th July there will be the launch of the new facilities at Rushden Mission Church
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  • Chelveston Village Hall receives funding for brand new facilities
    20 June 2014
    Chelveston Village Hall near Wellingborough, Northamptonshire has secured a £50,000 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Open day at Parkwood Lawn Tennis Club this weekend
    18 June 2014
    Earlier this year the club, which was established in 1921, secured a £25,000 grant from Biffa Award
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  • A warm welcome awaits at Birtley Community Centre
    17 June 2014
    Birtley Community Association in County Durham have secured a £50,000 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Polegate Community Centre is cooking up a storm thanks to grant funding
    17 June 2014
    Polegate Community Association in East Sussex has secured a £40,000 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Latest AIM/Biffa Award heritage landmarks project opens
    06 June 2014
    The Barnes Wallis Stratosphere Chamber Exhibition at Brooklands Museum, Weybridge, Surrey became the latest project to open from the first round of the AIM/Biffa Award National Heritage Landmarks Partnership (NHLP) Scheme.
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  • Littlethorpe Village Hall shortlisted for a national award
    05 June 2014
    A village hall in Ripon, North Yorkshire has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award at the 2014 Biffa Awards
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  • River Oaks Pond shortlisted for a national award
    05 June 2014
    A community pond project in Liverpool has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award at the 2014 Biffa Awards
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  • Harwell Jubilee Playground shortlisted for a national award
    05 June 2014
    A playground in Harwell, Oxfordshire has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award at the 2014 Biffa Awards
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  • Lampeter Rugby Football Club shortlisted for a national award
    05 June 2014
    A rugby football club in Ceredigion has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award at the 2014 Biffa Awards
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  • Scottish Badminton Union shortlisted for a national award
    05 June 2014
    A badminton club in Glasgow has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award at the 2014 Biffa Awards
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  • Southbank Centre shortlisted for a national award
    05 June 2014
    A world-famous arts centre on the south bank of the Thames has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award at the 2014 Biffa Awards
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  • Durham Wildlife Trust in the running for a national award
    05 June 2014
    The Durham Wildlife Trust has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award at the 2014 Biffa Awards
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  • The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust shortlisted for a national award
    05 June 2014
    The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust in West Sussex has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award at the 2014 Biffa Awards
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  • The Woodland Trust shortlisted for a national award
    05 June 2014
    The Woodland Trust’s work to create Heartwood Forest has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award at the 2014 Biffa Awards
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  • Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust shortlisted for a national award
    05 June 2014
    Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award at the 2014 Biffa Awards
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  • The Barn Theatre up for national award
    05 June 2014
    A theatre in Hertfordshire has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award at the 2014 Biffa Awards
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  • Famous Trains model railway up for national award
    05 June 2014
    A model railway in Derby has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award at the 2014 Biffa Awards
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  • Dereham Windmill up for national award
    05 June 2014
    A windmill in Norfolk has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award at the 2014 Biffa Awards
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  • Port Sunlight Museum up for national award
    05 June 2014
    A museum in Cheshire has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award at the 2014 Biffa Awards
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  • Swanton Morley Village Hall shortlisted for a national award
    05 June 2014
    A village hall in Norfolk has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award at the 2014 Biffa Awards
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  • Bearsted and Thurnham Bowling Club shortlisted for a national award
    05 June 2014
    A bowling club in Kent has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award at the 2014 Biffa Awards
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  • Alington House Community Centre up for national award
    04 June 2014
    A grade II listed building in Durham has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award at the 2014 Biffa Awards
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  • Pattishall Parish Hall shortlisted for a national award
    04 June 2014
    A Parish hall in Northamptonshire has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award at the 2014 Biffa Awards
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  • Fort Amherst Grand Magazine up for national award
    04 June 2014
    A napoleonic powder store in Kent has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award at the 2014 Biffa Awards
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  • Biffa Awards 2014 shortlist announced
    04 June 2014
    Biffa Award is pleased to announce the results of its shortlisting phase for this year’s Biffa Awards
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  • Markyate Baptist Church shortlisted for a national award
    04 June 2014
    A Baptist church in Hertfordshire has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award at the 2014 Biffa Awards
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  • From ‘Skint’ to skills thanks to a grant from Biffa Award
    29 May 2014
    Funding from Biffa Award has helped to raise the profile of Scunthorpe in North Lincolnshire, having recently been portrayed as part of the Channel 4 documentary series ‘Skint’ which looks at how people survive without work.
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  • Biffa Award funding news: Closure of funding for Scotland
    28 May 2014
    The Scotland Act 2012 provides for landfill tax to be devolved to Scotland. From 1 April 2015, operators of landfill sites in Scotland will no longer be liable to pay UK landfill tax for waste disposed of at their Scottish sites. Instead they will be liable to register and account for Scottish Landfill Tax (SLfT).
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  • Wessex Stone-curlew Project welcomes new team members
    25 April 2014
    The RSPB in Wiltshire are pleased to welcome several new and returning members of staff to the team this spring in order to join the battle to save our farmland species.
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  • South Hiendley community celebrate funding for a new park
    23 April 2014
    A community group in South Hiendley, Yorkshire with their sights set on making positive changes to their local environment, have secured a £49,980 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Biffa Awards 2014 – Open for business
    10 April 2014
    Every year Biffa Award and the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts hold an awards ceremony to celebrate, thank and reward those responsible for delivering the outstanding projects we fund.
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  • Biffa Award Programme Evaluation
    07 April 2014
    The Biffa Award Board and management team is calling for organisations to submit proposals that meet its requirements for the evaluation of the Biffa Award programme
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  • Biffa Award Community Chat Forum
    07 March 2014
    The Community Chat Forum can be found on the Biffa Award website
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  • Trinity Centre able to serve community thanks to the Landfill Communities Fund
    27 February 2014
    On Saturday 22nd February the Trinity Centre, Ossett reopened its doors following a project to transform this much used community building and the space around it.
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  • AIM announces second round of National Heritage Partnership Grants
    24 February 2014
    Biffa Award has pledged £1.5m over three years to the Association of Independent Museums (AIM) for the National Heritage Landmarks Partnership Scheme.
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  • Third consecutive rise gives English reds squirrels real hope
    24 February 2014
    Following two months of autumn survey work in 300 different woodlands and gardens across northern England, it appears that red squirrels are continuing to recover following a century of decline.
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  • Form 4: Statutory Annual Return 2013/2014
    18 February 2014
    If you are an Environmental Body (EB) enrolled with ENTRUST it’s a statutory requirement that you submit a Statutory Annual Return (Form 4) by 28 April 2014.
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  • Biffa Award Trucks on Tour
    07 February 2014
    Trucks on Tour is a new initiative through which projects can shout about their achievements to a wider audience as well as gaining an awareness of other Biffa Award projects.
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  • Beaver Trial Wins Prestigious Conservation Award
    24 January 2014
    The Scottish Beaver Trial, the first ever licensed reintroduction project for beavers in the UK, has won ‘Britain’s Best Conservation Project’ in the 2013 BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards.
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  • Otters and birds galore at Portmore Lough, Northern Ireland
    07 January 2014
    Following a Biffa Award grant in 2011 to support the rebuilding biodiversity project ‘Terns, waders and invertebrates at Portmore Lough’ which aimed to improve conditions for UK BAP and NI priority species including lapwing, common tern, golden plover and redshank, and invertebrates at the site, the team at Portmore Lough RSPB Nature Reserve are delighted with the results so far.
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  • Springwell Village Community Venue set for improvement works
    09 December 2013
    A community centre in Washington is set to benefit from a £43,314 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Biffa Award #ShowUsYourPlaque photo competition
    09 December 2013
    Thank you to everyone who Tweeted, Facebooked and emailed in their pictures for our very first competition #ShowUsYourPlaque.
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  • Christmas picture competition
    04 December 2013
    Following the success of our #ShowUsYourPlaque competition in October and November, in which over 20 groups sent us pictures of their Biffa Award plaques, we’ve decided to up the ante in December.
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  • Westonbirt Arboretum - Monkey Puzzle Tree Planting
    13 November 2013
    On Friday 8th November Gillian French, Biffa Award Programme Manager and John Hughes, Chairman of the Biffa Award Board, were invited by the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum to the Holford Glade Tree Planting Ceremony
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  • Trees fighting back with Biffa Award
    28 October 2013
    There is also a lot of dedicated work going on by various organisations around the country to encourage and support tree populations
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  • Corse and Staunton playing field nets Biffa Award funding
    28 October 2013
    A playing field in Corse, Gloucestershire, is set to benefit from a £9,550 grant from Biffa Award, a multi-million pound fund that helps to build communities and transform lives through awarding grants to community and environmental projects across the UK.
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  • #ShowUsYourPlaque
    23 October 2013
    Today we’re launching #ShowUsYourPlaque a fun competition for all Biffa Award projects.
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  • Tranquil spot for the local community in Acton Park
    21 October 2013
    A park in Acton, London, has benefitted from a £4,500 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Protection from the rain thanks to improvements grant
    18 October 2013
    A bowling club in Clayton le Moors, Lancashire, is set to benefit from a £905 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Sevenoaks village hall receives grant for refurbishment
    07 October 2013
    A village hall in Sevenoaks, Kent, received a £7,754 grant from Biffa Award, a multi-million pound fund that helps to build communities and transform lives through awarding grants to community and environmental projects across the UK.
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  • Boost to Horsham Riverside Walk due to Biffa Award funding
    07 October 2013
    Horsham Town Community Partnership is set to benefit from a £37,386.41 grant from Biffa Award, a multi-million pound fund that helps to build communities and transform lives through awarding grants to community and environmental projects across the UK.
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  • Expansion and renovation work tops the bill at the Barn Theatre Trust
    02 October 2013
    The Barn Theatre Trust are set to benefit from a £49,420 grant from Biffa Award, a multi-million pound fund that helps to build communities and transform lives through awarding grants to community and environmental projects across the UK.
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  • Biffa Awards 2013
    26 September 2013
    The annual Biffa Awards 2013 took place at the ThinkTank Birmingham Science Museum on Tuesday 24th September.
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  • Cowbridge story-telling circle project scoops national award win
    25 September 2013
    A project which installed a story-telling circle in Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan, is celebrating success after scooping a prestigious environmental and community award, the Biffa Awards 2013.
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  • Coventry Transport Museum speeds towards a £498,240 grant win
    25 September 2013
    The Coventry Transport Museum is celebrating after it was announced that it has won a prestigious Biffa Award Flagship grant. The announcement was made during the Biffa Awards, which took place yesterday at ThinkTank Birmingham Science Museum.
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  • International Centre for Life Trust wins a £425,600 flagship grant
    25 September 2013
    The International Centre of Life Trust is celebrating after it was announced that it has won a prestigious Biffa Award Flagship grant .The announcement was made during the Biffa Awards, which took place yesterday at ThinkTank Birmingham Science Museum.
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  • Stockton-on-Tees wetland project scoops national award win
    25 September 2013
    A project to create valuable wetland habitat in Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, is celebrating success after scooping a prestigious environmental and community award, the Biffa Awards 2013.
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  • Motherwell church project scoops national award win
    25 September 2013
    A project which improved the facilities at a church in Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, is celebrating success after scooping a prestigious environmental and community award, the Biffa Awards 2013.
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  • Suffolk’s Ickworth House scoops national award win
    25 September 2013
    A historic house in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, is celebrating success after scooping a prestigious environmental and community award, the Biffa Awards 2013.
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  • Crewe United Football and Social Club scoops double award win
    25 September 2013
    A football club near Lisburn in Co Antrim, is celebrating success after scooping a prestigious environmental and community award, the Biffa Awards 2013.
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  • Reed bed restoration funded for Arthur Jacob Nature Reserve
    13 September 2013
    Groundwork Thames Valley and the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead are set to benefit from a £35,552 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Christ Church, Mount Pellon receives funding for improvements
    06 September 2013
    Christ Church in Mount Pellon, Halifax, is set to benefit from a £32,303 grant from Biffa Award
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  • River Avon set for reintroduction of habitats and flow
    03 September 2013
    Slamannan Angling and Protective Association is set to benefit from a £21,910 grant from Biffa Award
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  • New lease of life at Eastrington Village Hall thanks to grant
    03 September 2013
    A villge hall in Eastrington, East Yorkshire, is set to benefit from a £5,197 grant from Biffa Award
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  • New film equipment brings cinema back into the limelight
    30 August 2013
    An independent cinema in Reading, Berkshire, is set to benefit from a £49,000 grant from Biffa Award
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  • Facilities set to increase at Gloverspiece
    28 August 2013
    A care farm in Droitwich, Worcestershire, is set to benefit from a £47,978 grant from Biffa Award.
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  • Biffa Awards 2013 shortlist announced
    13 August 2013
    Biffa Award is pleased to announce the results of its shortlisting phase for this year’s Biffa Awards
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