Veolia Environmental Trust Community Grants can be used for a project to improve an outside space or community building available for everyone and anyone to use on a daily basis.

Who can apply?

  • An application from a constituted not-for-profit organisation (who’s governing documents state members or directors receive no financial benefit)
  • An application from a local authority
  • An organisation that accepts any grant awarded will incur an additional CTP cost

What can be funded?

  • A project which will take place on a single site
  • Physical improvement works to a building or outdoor space which has public access: e.g. community centre, public park, play area, skate park, MUGA, sports ground, woodland, nature reserve, community garden, public right of way, inland waterway
  • A project with all permissions (e.g. planning) in place
  • A project where the applicant is the landowner or has a formal agreement (e.g. a lease) with the landowner, with at least six years of the term remaining
  • A project on council-owned land, where the council will provide written consent for the project to take place
  • Construction and/or improvement of buildings, or outdoor spaces
  • Fixed items (e.g. kitchen cupboards and worksurfaces, boilers and radiators, windows and doors, toilets, fencing)

Application Deadlines:

There are four funding rounds each year, see the next closing date on our website. Only one application per project site will be considered in a 12 month period.

First round opens: 4th Feb 2021 & Closes: 15th April 2021.

Second round opens: 13th may 2021 & Closes: 15th July 2021 (tbc).

To be eligible your project site must be located in an area the Veolia Environmental Trust Community Grants will fund. Therefore, before applying for a grant, you need to check your project site is located in an area the fund. To do so click here:

To find our more about this fund click here: