Application Process

What happens once my application is received by Viridor Credits?

When your application arrives, the Grants Co-ordinator for your area will write to you to acknowledge receipt of your applications and to ask any questions arising from processing it. Once any questions have been answered, the Grants Co-ordinator will score your application against a number of criteria in order to assess whether your project fits in with the aims of Viridor Credits and the Landfill Communities Fund. If your application does not exceed the minimum score, or your project is otherwise ineligible for funding from Viridor Credits, then the Grants Co-ordinator will write to you to let you know.

What is my application scored against?

The criteria that the Grants Co-ordinators use varies slightly between the different types of project Viridor Credits is able to fund. Examples of each can be found on the links below:

Community

Heritage

Biodiversity - Due to the unique nature of biodiversity projects, Viridor Credits no longer scores biodiversity projects against key criteria

Applications under the Community or Heritage objects will be required to achieve a minimum score before it will be forwarded to the local Steering Group for its final consideration on the Steering Group meeting date.

How does the Steering Group decide which applications get funded?

Each of Viridor Credits' Steering Groups is composed of local representatives. The group will allocate funding to the projects that they feel will provide greatest benefit to their local communities based partly on the criteria score and their own local knowledge. Once the group has met, the Funded Projects Co-ordinator will let you know the Group's decision within ten working days.

What happens if my application is successful?

The Funded Projects Team will take over the administration of your application and you will receive the Successful Applicants Pack and a number of documents to complete. It is important that you complete and return these documents as soon as possible. This pack will describe the next steps of your project.