We’re delighted to announce the successful environmental projects receiving grants from the second round of the Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme (LDTCS).
17 projects have been awarded funding in the second round of the
Welsh Government funding initiative administered by
The scheme aims to fund environmental projects that operate
within 5 miles of landfill or waste transfer sites in
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
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
'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
The full list of LDTCS recipients is available
Are you looking for funding to develop a project to improve your
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
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 email@example.com
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