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Viridor Credits runs four funding schemes in England and one in Scotland.

Small Grants Scheme

The Small Grants Scheme is for Community, Heritage and Biodiversity projects that require up to £20,000 from Viridor Credits. Includes applications to Pennon Environmental Fund.

Main Grants Scheme

The Main Grants Scheme is for Community, Heritage or Biodiversity projects that require £20,001-50,000 from Viridor Credits.

Large Grants Scheme

The Large Grants Scheme is Viridor Credits' biggest funding band and the most competitive. This scheme is for Community, Heritage or Biodiversity projects that require £50,001-100,000 from Viridor Credits. 

Scottish Landfill Communities Fund

Funding is available in Scotland for applications up to £50,000. 

Pennon Environmental Fund

This is available to projects within South West Water's operating area in Cornwall and parts of Devon. Project sites must still be within 10 miles of any licensed landfill site. Applicants may request up to £20,000. Click HERE for more information.

How do I apply?

Check the availability of funding in your area by using our Postcode Checker  and submit the Stage One Form to one of our Grants Officers. You will receive a response within five working days confirming whether your project meets Viridor Credits' Eligibility Criteria. There is no closing date for Stage 1; simply submit whenever you are ready.

Once you have received confirmation of eligibility from Viridor Credits, please read the Guidance Notes for Applicants prior to completing Stage Two of the online application form. Stage Two must be submitted prior to the closing date for the round of funding you wish to apply for. Your application will then be scored against our key criteria and low scoring applications will be declined. Applications that meet the minimum scoring threshold will be advanced to the next steering group meeting.

Due to the short timescales of this scheme, any permissions relating to the project works, such as planning permission or faculty, must be in place prior to application to the Small Grants Scheme. 

Incomplete Application Forms

Any application that is not complete or that has any issues after the closing date will not be considered at the following meeting. You are strongly advised to submit your Stage 2 application far in advance of the closing date to ensure that any issues with your application can be resolved before the closing date. 

Stage 1 or Stage 2 applications that are inactive for more than three months may be deleted without warning.

Funding in Wales

From April 2018, the Landfill Communities Fund in Wales becomes the Welsh Disposals Tax Community Scheme, administered by the Wales Council for Voluntary Action. Viridor Credits can no longer accept any new applications for any projects in Wales. If you wish to contact the WCVA for further information about the new scheme please forward any enquiries to environet@wcva.org.uk or cjenkins@wcva.org.uk.

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