Landfill Tax Communities scheme

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A grant funding programme to help communities living within five miles of certain waste transfer stations or landfill sites take action for their local environment.

Please note that the eligible areas have updated since the previous round.

The Landfill Tax Communities scheme ROUND 7 is open to applications and closes 23/01/2022 – for projects beginning from March 2022.

Please note applicants will no longer need to use eTender Wales to apply – applications are made via WCVA’s Multi-purpose Application Portal (MAP).

Main grants £5,000-£49,999 & one Nationally Significant grant of £50,000-£250,000 are available

The Landfill Disposals Tax (LDT) Communities Scheme is a Welsh Government funding programme managed by WCVA. The scheme supports local community and environmental projects in areas affected by the disposal of waste to landfill.

Who and what will it fund?

The fund will be open to any organisation for projects focusing on one or more of the following themes:

Biodiversity – create resilient ecological networks for the benefit of a range of habitats and species:

  • Improve conditions to help native species, pollinators and provide opportunities for new planting
  • Restore, maintain and enhance natural habitats
  • Engage and support participation and understanding to embed biodiversity


Waste minimisation and the diversion of waste from landfill – promote awareness and best practice to reduce the amount of waste produced:

  • Encourage prevention, re-use, recovery and recycling of waste
  • Reduce food waste and support initiatives such as composting
  • Engage and support understanding to enable waste to be seen as a resource


Wider environmental enhancements – bring wider community benefit through improving quality of place:

  • Create community green spaces and support green infrastructure
  • Bring neglected and run-down areas back into community use
  • Maintain or improve community facilities, for example community halls


See WCVA website for more information