10 Jun 2019

We’re delighted to announce the successful environmental projects receiving grants from the second round of the Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme (LDTCS).

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17 projects have been awarded funding in the second round of the LDTCS, a Welsh Government funding initiative administered by WCVA. 

The scheme aims to fund environmental projects that operate within 5 miles of landfill or waste transfer sites in Wales. 

The successful projects this year include:

Feed people not landfill  

Canolfan Maerdy will re-use and distribute surplus food from the FareShare Scheme and provide people on low incomes with free or affordable fresh and cooked food and cookery classes to enhance dietary options and reduce waste to landfill. We will hold events to encourage waste prevention and develop community composting. 

Waste House Wales - Walipini and Shed  

The project will create an earth-beamed greenhouse (Walipini), a shed/shelter (from materials that typically end up in landfill), a composting facility and raised beds. This will provide the local community with increased food-growing capacity, an all-year growing space, a shelter and free 'food security' learning opportunities. 

Swansea Canal Regeneration - Valleys Heritage Inspiring Our Future  

The project will transform the Swansea Canal into a premier heritage destination and centre for active recreation. Glandwr Cymru will dredge the canal, and volunteers will renovate historic structures and plant native trees. Future phases will develop leisure and learning opportunities including canoeing, trip boat, floating classroom and high-quality interpretation.  

'Some great community led action...'

The scheme, which is designed to improve social and environmental wellbeing in communities affected by landfill, is managed by Wales Council for Voluntary Action Catherine Miller, WCVA's Grant Funds Manager, said:

'It's great to see the scheme attracting applicants of all kinds and sizes. There is some great community led action coming out of projects already and with these new awards, it is even clearer to see that there will be lots of activity to help make these communities better places to live, now and in the long term.' 

The full list of LDTCS recipients is available here. 


Are you looking for funding to develop a project to improve your local environment?  

The current round of the LDTCS is open for applications until 21 July 2019. 

If your project benefits the community and will take place within 5 miles of an eligible landfill or waste transfer site, check out your eligibility by visiting our website. 

The LDTCS will fund projects with a focus on Biodiversity, Waste Minimisation and the reduction of Waste to Landfill and Wider Environmental Enhancements. 

We receive a high number of applications which makes the funding process very competitive. If you would like support and guidance in the development of a project you can contact your local Third Sector Support Wales CVC here

If you have any questions about LDTCS please get in touch with the WCVA Grant Funds Team at ldtgrants@wcva.org.uk


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