Veolia Environmental Trust Grants

Veolia Environment Trust grants are open to applications from constituted, not-for-profit groups with environmental and community projects that are located near a qualifying Veolia site in England ( Southampton is) for projects taking place between 18 September 2019 and 6 January 2020 with the application deadline 30th May 2019.

Grant values are minimum £10k and maximum £75K with some conditions including min 10% up front match funding requirements.

The funding is for capital improvement projects at a single site that fall in one of the following categories:

  • Community buildings and rooms.
  • Outdoor spaces.
  • Play and recreation.
  • Biodiversity projects.

The funder is looking for projects that will:

  • Benefit a diverse range of users, including excluded, often overlooked, deprived and hard-to-reach groups.
  • Meet a need that has been evidenced through community consultation.
  • Involve volunteers.
  • Use environmentally friendly solutions.
  • Achieve value for money.
  • Demonstrate innovation, imagination and excellence.

There are four funding rounds each year. Stage 1 applications will be accepted between:

  • 1 March 2019 and 30 May 2019 for projects taking place between 18 September 2019 and 6 January 2020.
  • 31 May 2019 and 29 August 2019 for projects taking place between 7 January 2020 and 16 March 2020.

There is a three stage application process:

  • Know: This information will help groups check if their project meets the criteria and if the funding timetable is right for them. Applicants should be aware that only projects in the proximity of a qualifying Veolia site will be considered and they should use the Postcode Checkerto confirm this.
  • Prepare: This information will help applicants develop the best possible project.
  • Apply: Once applicants are certain that their project meets the criteria, they can start applying for funding by completing the ‘Eligibility Checker’. They will need to confirm that their project meets the key criteria. If it does, they will be able to progress to the Stage 1 of the application form.

The Trust reports that it is oversubscribed with applications for funding, and therefore it is a very competitive process. The chances of success are improved however, if the application clearly explains why the general public need the project to go ahead, includes letters of support from a wide range of potential project beneficiaries, and the project clearly meets the funding criteria.

Contact details: Trust Team

Veolia Environmental Trust
Ruthdene Cottage
Station Road
Four Ashes
WV10 7DG

Telephone: 0203 567 6820



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