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1 Pete Sessions, Regional Fund Manager

2 An overview of An outline of our funding programmes Tips for how to make the best application you can

3 Provides funding through the Landfill Communities Fund £85 million allocated to more than 3000 projects since 1997 Funding is distributed in England, Scotland and Wales In 2011, SITA Trust supported 212 projects with over £9.2 million

4 ’s funding programmes Enhancing Communities – Funding zones in England, Scotland, Wales Enriching Nature – England only Young Persons Volunteering Fund – England and Wales Queen Elizabeth II Fields Fund – England and Wales

5 St. John’s Coventry saved from closure

6 What kind of projects ARE supported? CAPITAL grants to support physical improvements to community leisure/ recreation amenities and historic buildings. Building works – materials, contractor costs Not: salaries, professional fees, marketing or promotions costs, education or training, cost of service provision, events

7 Who USES FACILITY? Everyone ! Building or amenity must be primarily for general community use and must benefit a wide number and range of users. Must be open to the general public at least 104 days per year.

8 can ANYONE apply? Project site must be within a SITA Trust funding zone - There are 90 and in Suffolk the funding zone lies around Great Blakenham… (more later!) Applying organisation must be not-for-profit, own the site or have a 10 year lease in place Charities, community groups, local authorities and councils can apply.

9 How much can we ask for? Core Fund Up to £60,000 Gross project size <£250k Three funding rounds per year Fast Track Fund Up to £20,000 Maximum gross project size £40k 60 days from application deadline to notification Six funding rounds per year

10 Funding zones There are 90 funding zones in England, Scotland and Wales A funding zone is anywhere within 3 miles of a qualifying SITA UK waste processing location In Suffolk our funding zone is within 3 miles of Great Blakenham, postcode IP6 0PS The wards of Whitton, Castle Hill and Whitehouse are all within the funding zone Postcode checker on

11 Map is not 100% accurate check

12 South east edge of funding zone – north east Ipswich Map is not 100% accurate check

13 Next steps Go to fundingwww.sitatrust.org.uk/community- funding Download and read in full the application guide Call us on if you have any questions Collect supporting evidence Apply using our online form

14 Application deadlines Core Fund 19 th March rd July 2012 Fast track fund 16 th April th June th October 2012 *All deadlines are 10am*

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16 Queen Elizabeth II Fields Fund In partnership with HRH Prince William and Fields in Trust 2012 playing fields will be designated as QEII fields by Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in June 2012 QEII fields access £1m improvement fund set up by SITA Trust Grants of up to £25,000 per field England wide programme

17 Next steps To find out more visit Get your field legally designated! Visit our website for info and to applywww.sitatrust.org.uk Application deadlines until end 2012.

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19 What kind of projects ARE supported? Up to £10,000 towards materials and support for youth-led volunteering to improve community leisure facilities or green spaces. Small proportion of management costs can be included if they relate directly to on the ground project delivery.

20 What we are looking for Young people must design and implement project Project must benefit the whole community – must be at accessible facility. Project site can be anywhere in England or Wales

21 can ANYONE apply? Project site can be anywhere in England or Wales – programme therefore is Suffolk wide Applying organisation must be not-for-profit and fully involve young people in the design AND delivery of the project. Group must have permission from the owner of the site to carry out works. Charities, community groups, local authorities and councils can apply.

22 Next steps Go to Download and read in full the application guide Call us on if you have any questions Collect supporting evidence Apply using our online form Deadlines: 19 th April, 11 th June, 13 th August, 15 th October – all 10am

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24 Programme overview Provides funding for on the ground conservation projects that support a UK BAP species or habitat. Provides grants up to £120,000 (no upper project limit) 9 biodiversity regions – 9 regional assessment panels, 9 regional funding ‘pots’ Ultimate funding decision by SITA Trust’s Board Three funding rounds per year, total fund value in excess of £10m Making real impacts over £20m committed. Project site(s)can be anywhere in England

25 Next steps Visit for a full application guidewww.sitatrust.org.uk/nature-funding Any questions? call us on There is also a ‘without prejudice’ form you can complete to get full pre-application guidance Apply online Next deadlines for applications: 10am on 27 th Feb and 10am on 29 th June

26 To recap Funding programmes: Enhancing Communities, 90 funding zones, leisure and recreation facilities. Up to £60k depending on fund QEII Fields Fund, up to £25k to improve designated fields Young Persons Volunteering Fund, England and Wales wide, up to £10k for youth groups Enriching nature, England wide, UK BAP driven, up to £120k Website: Phone: from 8:30am Monday- Friday

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