FCC Scottish Action Fund Grant

WREN


Grant amount: £2,000 - £50,000

Next deadline: Mar 14, 2018 10:00am PDT

Later deadlines: Jun 13, 2018 9:00am PDT, Sep 12, 2018 9:00am PDT, Dec 12, 2018 9:00am PST

Applicant type: Nonprofit Government Entity

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: United Kingdom

Location of residency: United Kingdom

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Overview:

WREN is a company limited by guarantee and a non-profit making Environmental Body (EB) registered to fund projects which are eligible under the Landfill Communities Fund.

Our operating philosophy is to:

  • minimise costs whilst maintaining high standards of support for applicants for funds and those undertaking projects
  • maximise the amount of money allocated to successful project applicants
  • operate in a fair, professional manner
  • involve local people in the decision making process
  • raise levels of awareness of the Landfill Communities Fund so that those organisations with eligible projects seek funding support

The FCC Scottish Action Fund offers funding of between £2,000 and £50,000 to projects from FCC Environment through the Scottish Landfill Communities Fund.

WREN will consider applications across all types of projects included in the SLCF Objects:

  • Land Reclamation: The reclamation, remediation, restoration or other operation on land to facilitate economic, social or environmental use.
  • Community Recycling: Community based recycling, re-use and waste prevention projects
  • Public Amenities and Parks: To provide, maintain or improve a public park or other public amenity
  • Biodiversity: 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: 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.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Charities, parish councils, church or community organisations and voluntary groups can apply for funding as long as they are operated on a not-for-profit basis and have a formal constitution and bank account.
    • In addition, Local Authorities can also apply.
  • Work must be targeted on a specific site at a single location.
    • Please note the project site must be owned, leased or under appropriate management agreement by the Applicant organisation.
  • Applicants that have been awarded funding from the FCC Scottish Action Fund must wait at least 12 months from submission of the Completion Report before we can accept a further application for a project on the same site.
  • Further details about each Object including our criteria follows:
    • Land Reclamation:
      • The project must be sited in Scotland
      • The work must be on a site where there once was an activity which has now ceased which prevents or restricts use of the land
      • The person or company who polluted the land must not benefit from the work/project
      • The work/project must not be required under a statutory notice, agreement or planning permission/consent.
    • Community Recycling: 
      • The project must be community based and not for profit
      • The project must encourage recycling, re-use or waste prevention
      • The project must protect the environment
      • The work/project must not be required under a statutory notice, agreement or planning permission/consent.
    • Public Amenities and Parks: 
      • The park or other amenity must be open and accessible to the general public
      • The park or amenity must be in Scotland
      • The park or amenity must be in the vicinity of a landfill site or transfer station (within 10 miles)
        • Check the eligibility of your site here
      • The site must not be operated with a view to profit
      • The work/project must not be required under a statutory notice, agreement or planning permission/consent
    • Biodiversity
      • The project must conserve or promote biological diversity
      • The project must be located in Scotland
      • The site must be in the vicinity of a landfill site or transfer station (within 10 miles)
        • Check the eligibility of your site here
      • The project must protect the environment
      • The work/project must not be required under a statutory notice, agreement or planning permission/consent; under a Nature Reserve agreement; on a SSSI or under a Management Scheme or Notice
      • The project must be not for profit
    • Historic Buildings: 
      • The project must be to carry out works that maintain, repair or restore the building, structure or site.

      • The building, structure or site must be in Scotland

      • The building, structure or site must be open to the public

      • The building, structure or site cannot be operated for profit

      • The building, structure or site must be in the vicinity of a landfill site or transfer station (within 10 miles)
        • Check the eligibility of your site here.

Preferences:

  • WREN prioritises funding to projects which help deliver community needs and which evidence:

    • Clear and genuine need

    • Relevant and appropriate consultation

    • The ability to keep the site in good order and well maintained when the project is complete

    • Reasonable costs which offer good value

    • The ability to deliver the project on time and on budget

    • The project’s outcomes will, within the confines of the SLCF, benefit the natural, social or built environment and make a positive impact on local communities.

Ineligibility:

  • WREN cannot provide retrospective funding.
  • Salary costs, day to day management and running costs, together with routine maintenance costs will not be funded
  • What we are unable to fund:
    • Projects which have already started
    • Purchase of land
    • Revenue or salary costs of staff including training and travel costs 
    • Purchase or lease of vehicles 
    • Construction of new buildings or extensions to existing buildings.
    • Projects located at leisure centres, swimming pools or sports facilities that are owned and managed by a Local Authority 
    • Any works to public highways, roads (either on or off project site, adopted or un-adopted) pavements beside highways, roundabouts. This does not include recreational footpaths, bridle paths or cycle ways.
    • Projects involving Membership-only organisations where the general public (i.e. non members) are unable to use the facilities
    • Village or town centre enhancements such as walkways, street works or signage 
    • Administration posts
    • Projects to provide or enhance overnight accommodation or residential areas of any amenity
    • War Memorials that do not have full public access or are not located within a public par