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Landfill Communities Fund

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Visitors enjoying a warm drink outside the cafe at Stourhead, Wiltshire | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

Landfill site operators pay tax when they bury waste and some of this money is available to us through the Landfill Communities Fund. This fund is invaluable to the Trust and has supported projects at Coleridge Cottage, Morden Hall Park and Hatfield Forest, among others. However, we can only access this funding with the help of our donors and supporters.

How the scheme works

In order to access these grants from the Landfill Communities Fund, we must commit to finding around 10% of the project costs from third party donors. By providing funding towards the Contributory Third Party payment – necessary under the scheme – your support can unlock 10 times the amount of your donation. If you give a donation, your money may be passed to a landfill operator as a Contributory Third Party Payment, which means that for every £10 you give, the National Trust could receive £100.

Examples of previous projects

During the past 15 years funders have included Biffa Award, SITA Trust and Viridor Credits which has, in turn, funded projects like the repairs to the Wellington Monument in Somerset and community bat monitoring and habitat creation at Ightham Mote.

Find out more

For more information about the Landfill Communities Fund, please contact Ulrika Swinburne.

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