2 Today’s presentationAn overview of An outline of our funding programmes Funding zones in this area
3 £83 million allocated to more than 3000 projects since 1997 Funding is distributed in England, Scotland and WalesIn 2010, SITA Trust funded 155 projects with over £4.9 million, almost £8 million in 2011Based in Falfield, South GloucestershireTeam of 12 people, full and part time
4 and the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) LCF is a Treasury schemeManaged by HMRCPolicy driven by GovernmentRegulated by private sector company ENTRUSTSITA Trust was created in 1997Roughly same time as landfill tax introduced20% of £7 tax could be diverted to ‘Landfill Tax Credit Scheme’Significant changes in 2002/3LTCS renamed Landfill Communities FundMuch smaller diversion %Removed waste, recycling, research etcIndependent registered and accredited environmental bodyIndependent Trust Board, separate from SITA UKDistributing funds donated by SITA UKCurrent diversion rate 6.2% (reviewed each year)..but landfill £56 per tonne
5 North Marianne Ivin, Programmes Co-ordinator Jo Rackham, Regional Fund ManagerJools Granville, Communications ManagerLisa Helyar, Programmes Co-ordinator
6 The BoardL-R Jacqui Wheeler, Marek Gordon (Chair), Mike Stroud, Liz Carlisle, Melinda Appleby,
7 ’s funding programmes Enhancing Communities Enriching Nature Funding zones in England, Scotland, WalesEnriching NatureEngland onlyYoung Persons Volunteering FundEngland and WalesQueen Elizabeth II Fields Fund
8 Enhancing Communities Supports physical improvements to community facilities and historic buildingsEnhancing community life by supporting facilities that are accessible to all, facility must benefit a wide number or range of users, strong emphasis on community accessSupport for capital projects to provide leisure and recreation facilitiesWithin this programme we have a ‘Core Fund’ supplemented by a popular ‘Fast Track Fund’Not-for-profit organisations including charities, community groups, local authorities and councils can applyProject site must be within a SITA Trust funding zone
9 Enhancing Communities cont… Core FundUp to £60,000Gross project size <£250kThree funding rounds per year(deadlines: Nov, March, July)Fast Track FundUp to £20,000Maximum gross project size £40k60 days from application deadline to notificationSix funding rounds per year( deadlines: Jan, Feb, April, June, Oct)
11 Funding zonesThere are 90 funding zones in England, Scotland and WalesA funding zone is anywhere within 3 miles of a qualifying SITA UK waste processing locationFunding zones in this area currently surround sites in:Alnwick, Benwell, Berwick, Blackburn, Blackpool, Byker, Gateshead, Crosby, Denaby, Ellington, Halifax, Hexham, Inverness, Kendal, Kirklees, Manchester, North Tyneside, Path head, Sheffield, South Shields, Stoneyhill (zone is 10 mile ) West Sleekburn. Seghill (until end 2011 only)Postcode checker on
17 Young Persons Volunteering Fund Up to £10,000 towards materials and support for youth-led volunteering to improve facilities or green spacesYoung people must design and implement projectProject must benefit the whole communityProject site can be anywhere in England or Wales
18 Enriching Nature England-wide scheme (10 miles from any landfill) Provides funding for projects that support a UK BAP species or habitat.Provides grant 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 BoardThree funding rounds per year, total fund value £8m (£2.7m per year)Making real impacts, over £20m committed.
20 Queen Elizabeth II Fields Fund In partnership with HRH Prince William and Fields in Trust2,012 Playing fields will be designated as QEII fields by Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012Designated fields can access £1m improvement fund set up by SITA TrustGrants of up to £25,000 per fieldFund opened in 2011
21 How to ApplyVisit our website or call us to check project site is in a funding zone.Website postcode checker :Phone:, we provide support Monday – Friday from 8:30amany queries:Download and read the application guide for your chosen fundComplete the form online at
22 The application and assessment process Complete and submit application formCompliance checksAssessmentInitial AssessmentDialogue with applicantShortlistingOffer of support
23 To recap Funding programmes: Website: www.sitatrust.org.uk Enhancing Communities, 90 funding zones, leisure and recreation facilities . Up to £60k depending on fundEnriching nature, England wide, UK BAP driven, up to £120kYoung Persons Volunteering Fund, England and Wales wide, up to £10k for youth groupsQEII Fields Fund, up to £25k to improve designated fieldsWebsite:Phone: from 8:30am Monday- FridayAny questions?