Funding Programmes

SITA Trust provides funding for physical improvements to community leisure amenities through the Landfill Communities Fund. Not for profit organisations including charities, local authorities and councils can apply. We support projects that make physical improvements to community leisure facilities and historic buildings / structures in any of 100 funding zones around qualifying sites owned by our donor, SITA UK. Click below to see if your project site is in a SITA Trust funding zone.


 

Check to see if your project site is in a SITA Trust funding zone



We currently offer two funds:

Primary Fund

Grants of up to £50,000 are available to not-for-profit organisations whose significant community leisure amenity improvement project has an overall cost of no more than £250,000.

Forthcoming dates are: 

 APPLICATION DEADLINE    NOTIFICATION OF DECISION BY
 5pm on 24th November 2014    27th March 2015
 5pm on 23rd March 2015    17th August 2015
 5pm on 27th July 2015
   20th November 2015

Smaller Projects Fund

We appreciate that sometimes a small capital investment can make a huge difference to a community. Therefore we offer grants of up to £20,000 towards smaller projects with an overall cost of less than than £40,000.

Through this fund we are looking to support applicants requesting funding for smaller projects that take a matter of weeks or months to complete. No compliant project is considered too small and there is no minimum funding amount.

Forthcoming dates are:

 APPLICATION DEADLINE    NOTIFICATION OF DECISION BY
5pm on 16th February 2015  
17th April 2015


5pm on 13th April 2015
 
28th July 2015

5pm on 27th July
 
21st October 2015


How to apply

Please download and read our application guide, this will give full details of criteria which must be met in order for applications to be considered. 

If you'd like to talk to us about your particular project, or would like to clarify anything you've read within the guide please give us a call on 01454 262910. When you're confident that your organisation and project meet our criteria you can progress to our online application form.

Once you’ve registered on the online system you can revisit your form as often as you wish before submitting it to SITA Trust for consideration. As part of the online application process we will ask you to submit supplementary documents such as quotes and photographs. You will also need to complete a Project Budget document which can be uploaded as part of your application.

 

Contributing Third Party payment (CTP)

Before SITA Trust can release funding to a supported project we need to receive a payment called the Contributing Third Party payment (CTP). This payment is unique to the Landfill Communities Fund.

Why?

Under the Landfill Communities Fund scheme rules, SITA UK (our donor) can contribute some of the landfill tax it collects to SITA Trust, and reclaim most (but not all) as a tax credit. The scheme regulator requires a fee and each successful application also incurs other minor costs.

To make up the shortfall, SITA UK requires that 11.5% of the money provided is recovered from third parties. We call this element the Contributing Third Party (CTP) payment.

Under the rules, Landfill Communities Fund money cannot be used to provide the CTP so it must be raised from other sources. The CTP is paid to SITA UK and not SITA Trust but neither SITA UK nor SITA Trust will benefit financially. 

 

CTP Calculator

To work out the amount of CTP required, please use the calculator below. Please round-up the amount you are applying for to the nearest pound.

  



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If your project site is not within one of SITA Trust's funding zones

You may wish to see if your project meets the eligibility of another Environmental Body distributing grants through the Landfill Communities Fund. Our scheme regulator ENTRUST may be able to signpost you.

If your project site is in an area governed by Lancashire County Council or Cornwall Council you will need to visit the site of your regional funding body which distributes Landfill Tax collected by SITA UK in that area. Click the name of your area above to be redirected to the correct website.

Many potential applicants find the government's funding central website a very useful resource.