Landfill Communities Fund

SITA Trust provides funds to not-for-profit organisations to undertake work that is eligible under the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF). 

Applications are considered for three areas of work which qualify for funding through the LCF.  These include: Public Amenities (Object D), Historic Buildings, Structures or Sites (Object E) and Biodiversity (Object DA).

We support projects that make physical improvements at sites located in any of 100 funding zones around qualifying sites owned by our donor, SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK.

This page gives brief details of our funding programme and when to apply

For full information please read the application guide:   

How much can I apply for?

Smaller Projects Fund Primary Fund
Awards between £1 and £20,000 Awards between £1 and £50,000
Projects must have an overall cost of no more than £20,000 Projects must have an overall cost of no more than £250,000
Projects must start within 3 months and complete within 12 months of funds being awarded Projects must start within 6 months and complete within 12 months of funds being awarded

Is my project in an eligible location?

To be eligible for SITA Trust’s LCF programme your project must be in England and fall within one of our active funding zones.

To find out if your project site is eligible please enter your postcode using the postcode checker:

Postcode Checker

Who can apply for funding?

To be eligible to apply to SITA Trust an organisation must:

Be run on a not for profit basis

Not-for-profit organisations could include community groups, parish councils, charities, community interest companies, sports clubs, community associations, local authorities and voluntary organisations.

Own or hold a lease for the project site with at least 10 years remaining

Projects should be based at a project site which must be owned or leased by the applying organisation. If your organisation neither owns the project site, nor has a lease with a minimum of 10 years remaining, you are not eligible to apply for SITA Trust funding. The lease must be active before any application is made. Letters of intent or draft lease agreements are not accepted.

What is the Contributing Third Party (CTP) Payment?

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.

Please visit the CTP page to get a detailed description of the CTP and how to calculate it.

More information

When can I apply for funding?

Application Deadline Smaller Projects Fund Notification date Primary Fund Notification Date
     5pm on 25th April 2016     19th July 2016 19th August 2016
5pm on 25th July 2016 18th October 2016 25th November 2016
5pm on 3rd October 2016 17th January 2017 17th February 2017