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Specific Funding Criteria

All grants are subject to projects meeting the Specific Funding Criteria which is detailed below

  • Fund Overview
    • The Coastal Recycling Community Fund has approximately £300,000 available per annum.
    • There are two deadlines for applications each year.
    • Grants will typically be awarded for amounts between £10,000 and £25,000.
    • Projects with a total project cost in excess of £50,000 should not apply unless all other funding is secured.
    • Each grant awarded will require a donation to be made to Devon Waste Management Ltd so that the grant can be released by GrantScape, see “Contributing Third Party (CTP) Donation“ below.
  • Project Location

    To be eligible for a grant, projects must be located within 10 miles of:

    • Coastal Recycling’s landfill site at Deep Moor, High Bullen, near Torrington (EX38 7JA); or
    • Its transfer station at Kenbury Wood, Kennford, near Exeter (EX6 7XD).
  • Project Purpose

    Grants are available for capital projects involving:

    • The provision and improvement of public amenities (e.g. village halls, village greens, public playgrounds, sports fields and facilities, nature reserves, community centres, footpaths, cycle-paths and country parks).
    • Conservation of built heritage (e.g. buildings of architectural interest and/or places of religious worship), particularly for projects with wider community access.
    • The enhancement of biodiversity (i.e. habitat and/or species conservation).

    All projects must be not-for-profit and comply with the requirements of the Landfill Communities Fund. (If you are in any doubt whether your project meets these requirements, please contact GrantScape.)

  • Public Access Requirements
    • Projects must be available and open to the general public – as a minimum, for 4 evenings a week, or 2 days a week, or 104 days a year.
    • Projects must be accessible to the general public without unreasonable restriction and with reasonable access costs.
  • Eligible Applicants
    • To be eligible for a grant, you must be a properly constituted not-for-profit group. You do not need to be a registered charity, but any surpluses must not be used to pay dividends or other rewards.
    • Your organisation must have a bank or building society account, held in the name of the organisation, in place before applying for a grant.
    • We will accept applications from Town/Parish Councils.
    • We will accept applications from Local Authorities working with community organisations on community-led projects.
    • We will not accept applications from:
      • Schools, unless there is demonstrable evidence of arrangements for public access;
      • Individuals;
      • Membership-based sports clubs and facilities (unless membership is open to the general public without undue restriction which includes restrictive fees and charges, i.e. not membership by nomination organisations).
  • Project Exclusions

    Grants will not be available for:

    • Projects that have already been completed (retrospective funding);
    • Projects that are considered statutory requirements;
    • Projects that are solely aimed to meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act ;
    • Projects that are located on private land or on allotment sites;
    • Revenue costs (Note: management, administration and professional costs may be considered for funding if they form part of a wider application for a capital project. This is subject to them not exceeding 10% of the amount applied for.);
    • Solar photovoltaic (PV) cells, and wind and water turbines unless: (i) these will be used solely to provide power and/or heat for the community amenity where they will be installed; and (ii) no income will be received from Government Feed-In Tariffs (FITs) or from any similar tariffs introduced in the future;
    • Community shops.
  • Contributing Third Party (CTP) Donation

    Each grant awarded will require a donation to be made to Devon Waste Management Ltd so that the grant can be released by GrantScape. This is called a Contributing Third Party (CTP) donation. The CTP donation covers DWML’s costs in providing monies for the grant through the Landfill Communities Fund, plus associated fees.

    In simple terms, each £11 of CTP donation will release £100 of funding for the project.

    The application form asks groups to identify an individual or organisation who would be willing to make this CTP donation if they are awarded a grant.

    Detailed information on why CTP donations are necessary, who can provide these and how to calculate the approximate amount required is provided in GrantScape’s quick reference guide: “Contributing Third Party (CTP) Guidance”. This document is also available as part of the online application pack.

    Applications will not be considered for funding unless an eligible CTP donor(s) has been identified and the monies secured.

  • Judging Criteria

    The main criteria used when assessing applications received will be:

    • The level of community support for and involvement in the project;
    • The local community benefit and enjoyment which will result from the project;
    • The extent of benefit to the built, social and / or natural environment.

    Other factors will also be considered which must be demonstrated in the application:

    • The ability of the applicant group to deliver the project;
    • How the project will be maintained after the project has been completed, i.e. its sustainability (including financial sustainability) and legacy;
    • The viability of the project, in terms of funds already secured, and value for money.
  • Priority for Grant Awards

    In addition to applying the above Judging Criteria, priority will be given to applicants that:

    • Have raised funds from other sources towards the project, including from community fundraising.
    • Are located nearest to Coastal Recycling’s operations at Deep Moor and Kenbury Wood.
    • Have evidence of community consultation.
    • Can demonstrate the social, economic and/or environmental benefits of their project.
    • Have all required permissions and / or consents in place.
    • Have secured the majority of any additional funding required for the project.
    • Can start their project within six months of being awarded a grant.