Biffa Award has launched a new funding round through its Biffa Award Partnership Grants scheme. Grants of between £250,000 and £750,000 are available for:
Built Environment projects that transform cultural, heritage or visitor centres. They should inspire and promote learning, creativity and participation on a grand scale. Previous projects funded under this theme include the redevelopment of a spectacular science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) experience at Winchester Science Museum.
Natural Environment projects that restore or improve the environment and the natural systems or habitats that support it. Previous projects funded under this theme include reintroducing Beavers to Knapdale Forest in Scotland, restoring 100 hectares of peatlands in the North Pennines and creating hundreds of acres of rich pollinator habitat and wildflower meadows across England and Wales.
Preference will be given to projects in which Biffa Award is the majority funder; which work in partnership with other organisations; and which engage with people through improving their knowledge of the asset.
To be eligible for funding the applicant organisation and project must be eligible for enrolment and registration with the scheme regulator, ENTRUST. This will be a condition of any grant approved. Each project site must be within 15 miles of a significant Biffa operation or active Biffa landfill site. A postcode checker is on the Biffa Award website.
The closing date for submitting an online Expressions of Interest is noon on the 1st June 2021.