The Wales Council for Voluntary Action has been awarded the contract to deliver the Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme.

First published:
15 December 2017
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The scheme will go live in April 2018 and will support environmental and community projects in areas affected by the disposal of waste to landfill. £1.5m per annum will be allocated to the grant scheme for 4 years from 2018-19. The scheme will fund environmental and community projects which support biodiversity, waste minimisation and wider environmental enhancements in areas located 5 miles around a landfill site or waste transfer station.

Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford said:

“The Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme recognises there can be a negative impact for communities through the disposal of waste to landfill and will fund projects which aim to offset these impacts.

“This is why the Welsh Government placed the new Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme on the face of the bill. I’m pleased to announce that the contract to deliver the Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme has been awarded to Wales Council for Voluntary Action.

“The WCVA will distribute the funding directly to projects helping to improve the environment for those who live near a landfill site.”