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Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council Landfill Communities Fund

The Landfill Communities Fund Programme is a partnership between Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council and Ulster Wildlife Trust (Ulster Wildlife).

 Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council as a Landfill Operator works in partnership with Ulster Wildlife through the LCF to support projects which improve the lives of and create significant benefits for communities living near landfill sites.

Eligible Projects

Proposed projects must fall within one of the following ENTRUST Object categories to receive funding.

OBJECT A – The reclamation, remediation or restoration of land which cannot currently be used

The work must be on a single site where there was once something that took place that now stops it being used.  The site may have been contaminated in some way and any person who contaminated the land or knowingly permitted the contamination must not benefit from the project.  LCF monies must not be used to fulfil any statutory duties. 

OBJECT B – The reduction of pollution

You must be able to demonstrate that the project activity which is intended to mitigate, prevent or reduce pollution, is linked to a ceased activity.  Opposed to Object A which concentrates on relaiming or remediating land, Object B focuses on reducing or mitigating the pollution itself.  Any person who polluted the land or knowingly permitted the pollution must not benefit.  LCF monies must not be used to fulfil any statutory duties.

OBJECT D – Public Parks and Amenities

Projects which provide, maintain or improve a public park or other public amenity in the vicinity of a landfill site.  The focus must be to undertake direct physical works on a park/amenity.

OBJECT DA – Conservation of Biodiversity

Projects which promote biodiversity through the provision, conservation, restoration or enhancement of a natural habitat: or the maintenance or recovery of a species in its natural habitat.  Please note that projects should demonstrate links to local or national Biodiversity Action Plans (BAPs).

OBJECT E -  Restoration of religious buildings or buildings of architectural or historical interest

The primary intent of this object is to maintain, repair or restore a place of worship: or a building or structure that must have listed status or equivalent where the general public can access the building.  This object does not allow works to private residences.

 

Grant Amounts

A maximum grant of £30,000 will be allocated to individual community projects.  The minimum eligibility for indiviual projects is £5,000.  Larger awards may be made to Public Authority led projects, this will be with the agreement of Council.

Applicants must be from within the Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council area.

To be eligible for grant-aid, you will have to show that your organisation is a bona fide organisation that is well run and that it has a properly adopted “Governing Document” such as a constitution or memorandum and articles of association which clearly show that it is non-profit making and taking.  Evidence that a constitution has been formally adopted must be supplied. 

All projects must be located within 10 miles of a registered landfill site as the crow files. (Please click on the attached link to view the map - MAP ) Priority will be given to projects closer to the landfill site but all eligible projects within this radius will be considered. Full guidance notes and an expression of interest form may be found on our online hub.  (Click here to access)

Expression of Interest Forms must be submitted by 12 noon on Friday 20th January 2017 to help us assess if your project meets the criteria required before you are invited to complete a full application.  Applicants will be notified of the decision in due course.