New funding opportunity for environmental facilities (deadline 2nd July 2018)

Biffa Award has announced a new funding opportunity for not for profit organisations working in partnership to improve a built or natural environment by restoring, modernising and improving facilities such as cultural, heritage or visitor centres in order to educate and engage the public.

N.B. This fund is unable to support sports related projects e.g. floodlighting, pitches, changing rooms, cricket nets.

Projects are expected to be of national or regional significance and make a significant impact on the quality of life within the specified area and may be, for example, a theatre, gallery, museum, concert hall, arts or heritage centre, lighthouse, windmill etc, open to the public for published periods each year (minimum of 104 days) and attracting tourists or day visitors.

Preference will be given to projects that demonstrate a strong element of public access or inclusion, such as volunteer involvement.

The Partnerships Built Environment scheme offers grants of £250,000 – £750,000 for site-based direct capital delivery works (staff costs of up to 7.5% of the deliverable capital elements may be included). Grants will be awarded to projects where:

  • Biffa Award is the majority funder;
  • The applicant organisation will work in partnership with other organisations;
  • The project will engage with people through improving their knowledge of the asset.

Applicant organisations (and the project) must be eligible for enrolment and registration with ENTRUST and conditions will apply to any grant awarded. In addition, the 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 here
  • AND within 10 miles of any licensed landfill site (To find your nearest landfill site, telephone the regulator Entrust on 01926 488300)

The deadline for Expressions of Interest (Stage 1) is 12 noon, 2nd July 2018. The Stage 2 application deadline is 12 noon, 14th July.

Useful Links:

Previously Funded Partnership Projects

Application Guidance Notes



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