A new Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme will support local community and environmental projects in areas affected by the disposal of waste to landfill.
The scheme will go live on 1 April when landfill disposals tax is introduced in Wales. A total of £1.5m will be available to projects every year for the next 4 years from the revenue raised by the new devolved tax.
The scheme will fund environmental and community projects, which support biodiversity, waste minimisation and the diversion of waste from landfill, and wider environmental enhancements in areas up to five miles around a landfill site or waste transfer station.
Professor Drakeford said:
“The Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme recognises there can be a negative impact for communities through the disposal of waste.
“Funding from the scheme will directly benefit the environment for those who live near a landfill site helping to offset the impact of waste to landfill.
“Grants of £5,000 to £50,000 will be available to projects in 2 bidding rounds every year and one project will receive funding of up to £250,000 a year.”