The SUEZ Communities Trust is currently accepting applications from not-for-profit organisations in Scotland for the following types of projects:
- Land Reclamation (Object A) – the reclamation, remediation, restoration or other operation on land to facilitate economic, social or environmental use.
- Community Recycling (Object B) – community based recycling, re-use and waste prevention projects.
- Public Amenities (Object C) – to provide, maintain or improve a public park or other public amenity.
- Biodiversity (Object D) – the conservation or promotion of biological diversity through the provision, conservation, restoration or enhancement of a natural habitat or the maintenance or recovery of a species in its natural habitat.
- Historic Buildings (Object E) – the maintenance, repair or restoration of a building, other structure or a site of archaeological interest which is a place of religious worship, or a site of historic or architectural or archaeological interest and is open to the public.
The Trust offers funding awards of up to £50,000 through two funds:
- Smaller Projects Fund
- Awards between £1 and £20,000
- Projects must have an overall cost of no more than £40,000
- Projects must start within 3 months and complete within 12 months of funds being awarded
2. Primary Fund
- Awards between £1 and £50,000
- Projects must have an overall cost of no more than £250,000
- Projects must start within 6 months and complete within 12 months of funds being awarded
To be eligible to apply to SUEZ Communities Trust organisations must:
- Own or hold a lease for the project site with at least 5 years remaining Projects should be based at a project site which must be owned or leased by the applying organisation. If your organisation neither owns the project site, nor has a lease with a minimum of 5 years remaining, you are not eligible to apply for SUEZ Communities Trust funding. The lease must be active before any application is made. Letters of intent or draft lease agreements are not accepted.
- Be run on a not for profit basis Not-for-profit organisations could include community groups, parish councils, charities, community interest companies, sports clubs, community associations, local authorities and voluntary organisations.
24 July 2017
How to apply
Applicants need to submit an online application form. For further details and to apply please visit Suez Communities Trust.