Funding for partnership projects

Deadlines

Built Environment

Applications under this scheme are currently closed.

 

Natural Environment

Applications under this scheme are currently closed.

Preference will be given to projects:

  • in which Biffa Award is the majority funder
  • which work in partnership with other organisations
  • which engage with people through improving their knowledge of the asset

 

General Criteria

  • The applicant organisation and project must be eligible for enrolment and registration with the scheme regulator, ENTRUST. This will be a condition of any grant approved.
  • Organisations must be not for profit. Local authorities cannot apply or enrol.
  • Applications must be for between £250,000 – £750,000.
  • Each project site must be within 15 miles of a significant Biffa operation or active Biffa landfill site. Check your project’s postcode using the Postcode Checker below.
  • Each project site must also within 10 miles of any licensed landfill site. To find your nearest landfill site, telephone the regulator Entrust on 01926 488300.
  • If you’re not the landowner you must have a signed landowner agreement in place agreeing to access for maintenance, surveying and monitoring for a period of not less than 25 years.
  • There must be a minimum of 104 days of full public access to the project per year.
  • Any Biffa Award grant must be used for site-based improvement work, not for movable equipment, staff core costs or storage facilities.
  • The majority of costs must be direct capital delivery work.
  • Biffa Award is unable to fund requests to help an existing facility meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act.
  • Biffa Award is unable to fund retrospectively, so you should only apply for funding for work that will take place in the future.
  • Staff costs must not exceed 7.5% of the deliverable capital elements.

 

Specifically for Natural Environment projects:

  • Projects must be working to Biodiversity 2020 – England Biodiversity Strategy to reduce biodiversity loss, its successor, or  a Local Biodiversity Action Plan target. See 25 year environment plan.
  • Research will not be funded.
  • There must be a management plan in place for the key species/habitat(s) involved for each site.

Please note that it is unlikely the Board will consider applications for projects on a site that have already received Biffa Award funding in the last 10 years.

To find out more download our Guidance Notes.

 

Am I Eligible?

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Unfortunately you are not eligible for a grant from Biffa Award