Biffa Award awards grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 to projects that are within a certain distance of an active Biffa operation. The Main Grant scheme Recreation and Community Building project theme requires an active Biffa operation to be within 5 miles of the project site OR an active Biffa Landfill site within 10 miles. In addition your project must be within 10 miles of any registered landfill site. However, if you’re applying under the Main Grants Rebuilding Biodiversity theme, the radius of the Biffa operation is extended to within 15 miles.
You can find more details about Biffa Award's funding schemes from the homepage. Each scheme has a different set of criteria, so please read the application form and notes (available from the downloads
section) carefully before applying.
If you are unsure whether your project meets our eligibility criteria, call us on 01636 670000.
If you are looking for funding for a project, the first step is to check here to see if you are within the required distances of a Biffa operation.
To ensure your postcode is correct, please visit www.royalmail.com
and use the 'postcode finder' facility, as postcodes are regularly changed and updated.
If you identify that the nearest Biffa operation is not a landfill site but a different kind of Biffa operation, you must also provide details of the nearest landfill site. This is due to the ENTRUST regulations that state that all projects must be within 10 miles of a landfill site. There are numerous ways you can find out where the nearest licensed landfill site is in location to your project:
- Refer to the Environment Agency website or call their general enquires line on 08708 506 506.
- You can call your local authority and ask for their waste department.
- HM Revenue and Customs also has a list of landfill site operators, www.hmrc.gov.uk - search for landfill sites operators in the search box and then click 'list of landfill site operators'.
- Alternatively, please go to the LCF website http://www.entrust.org.uk/landfill-community-fund for further information.
Please note that RSWT is not responsible for the information on these websites and we can not guarantee that the information contained will be accurate.