Presentation on theme: "The Landfill Communities Fund (LCF). LCF Background Landfill Tax introduced in 1996 - Landfill Tax Credit Scheme established (£1 billion since 1996) 2006."— Presentation transcript:
The Landfill Communities Fund (LCF)
LCF Background Landfill Tax introduced in Landfill Tax Credit Scheme established (£1 billion since 1996) 2006 rebranded as Landfill Communities Fund Regulated by ENTRUST Overseen by HM Revenue & Customs Approximately £74 million in 2010/11 LCF enables landfill operators to make donations (up to 5.5% of their landfill tax liability) to help mitigate the effects of landfill on local communities
How the monies enter the Fund
The LCF - Who is eligible? Who can apply? – Community groups – Charities – Not for profit organisations – Local Authorities Who can’t apply? – Individuals – Commercial ventures – Those with projects that have already completed (retrospective funding)
LCF Objects – what can be funded? A. Projects that involve reclaiming land, the use of which has been prevented by some previous activity B. Projects that reduce or prevent pollution on land D. Projects that provide, maintain or improve public amenities or parks (within 10 miles of a landfill site) DA. Conservation or promotion of biodiversity, involving species and habitats (within 10 miles of a landfill site) E. Projects to restore or repair buildings for religious worship, or of architectural or historical interest (within 10 miles of a landfill site)
Grant Making Charities Founded for variety of reasons Different legal frameworks Diversity in purposes, vision, aims, activites, assets, structure and procedures From international to very small defined area Good research is the key!
Plan for success - Do Plan strategy, plan ahead Good project, believe in it Tailor application, personal contact good Realistic and accurate budget Concise and specific, establish credibility Keep records, send report, say thank you!
Plan for success – Don’t Send a duplicate mailshot Ask for unrealistic amounts Assume funders’ understanding Make general appeals Use jargon Beg, or convey sense of beneficiaries being ‘victims’