SUEZ Communities Fund
Between 1997 and 2022, funds were distributed by SUEZ Communities Trust Ltd. Since the beginning of 2023, the funds contributed have been distributed by the independent charity Grantscape Ltd.
The Fund offers awards of up to £50,000 to not-for-profit organisations for projects that are eligible under the rules of the Landfill Communities Fund and Scottish Landfill Communities Fund.
SUEZ Communities Fund’s programmes are designed to improve a broad range of publicly accessible amenities which benefit a wide cross section of the community. Whether improving a local play area or a nationally significant historic building, each project has the potential to transform the community in which it is based.
The Fund’s biodiversity funding is focused on supporting priority species and habitats present on the Scottish Biodiversity List or List of Priority Species in England and Wales (Sections 41 and 42 of the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006).
Projects that focus on long-lasting physical improvements at a specified site or amenity are considered for funding. This is typically awarded for the purchase of materials, equipment and the appointment of a contractor to undertake improvement work. The Fund does not fund staff posts, organisational running costs, training or events.
To be eligible for a SUEZ Communities Fund award in England your project must be located within one of the active funding zones. A funding zone is the area surrounding one of 80 qualifying sites owned by SUEZ recycling and recovery UK.
To be eligible for a SUEZ Communities Fund award in Scotland, your project site must be in Scotland. If you are applying for Public Amenity, Biodiversity or Historic Building funding, you will need to establish if your project is in the vicinity of a landfill site or transfer station.