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Suez Community Trust Fund

Suez Community Trust Fund

Grants are available to non-profit making organisations in qualifying areas of England for improvements to local community facilities, historic buildings and structures, sport and recreation facilities.

Fund Information

Funding body: SUEZ Communities Trust

Maximum value: £ 50,000

Application deadline: None specified

Who Can Apply?

To be eligible, applicants must:

• Be run on a not-for-profit basis. This 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 five years remaining.

• Projects should be based at a project site which must be owned or leased by the applying organisation.

To be eligible for funding the project site must be in England and within a SUEZ Communities Trust funding zone. A funding zone is anywhere within a 2.5-mile radius of a qualifying SUEZ recycling and recovery UK waste processing site.

The Trust provides a post code checker so that potential applicants can check the eligibility of the project's location.

Applicants do not need to be registered Environmental Bodies nor do they need to register a project with ENTRUST before applying for funding. SUEZ Communities Trust will register the project with ENTRUST (the scheme regulator) once funding has been approved.

The Trust would normally expect to act as the Environmental Body registering and overseeing the project unless there are exceptional circumstances. This means the Trust can work more closely with projects and are in a better position to ensure that value for money is being achieved on each project supported.

For those applicants whose project area is governed by either Lancashire County Council or Cornwall Council, an application should be made to the regional funding body which distributes Landfill Tax collected by SUEZ UK in that area.