Funding to Enhance Community Facilities (England, Scotland and Wales)

Under the Sita Trust’s Enhancing Communities Programme Core Fund, grants of up to £60,000 are available to not for profit organisations, community groups, parish councils, local authorities and charities for projects that make physical improvements to community facilities and historic buildings / structures. SITA will accept applications from projects which are within 3 miles of qualifying SITAUKwaste processing sites.

Grants of up to £20,000 are also available through their Fast Track Fund for projects with an overall cost of no more than £40,000. Projects on school or pre-school sites where the facilities will primarily benefit the school are not eligible.

However, an application may be considered from a school if it can be clearly demonstrated that the wider community has significant opportunities to use the facility; the facility is run by an organisation that is separate from the school (although the school may be represented); and access to the facility for community use must be via an entrance that is separate from the school.

Previous projects supported through the programme include:

  • a £10,000 grant to Ashtead Cricket Club to resurface and restore the playing field of the former Parsons Mead School to create a sports pitch that can be used for cricket and football;

The next closing date for applications is 10 am on the 2nd January 2013 for the Fast Track Fund (formerly Small Grants Scheme) scheme and 5 pm on the 26th November 2012 for the Core Fund (formerly Large Grant Scheme).

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