Veolia merseyside Environmental Trust

Veolia Environmental Trust - Merseyside and Halton

The Veolia Environmental Trust supports a wide range of community and environmental projects.

The Trust uses tax credits supplied by Veolia to award grants through the Landfill Communities Fund to projects across England and Wales. 

The Veolia Environmental Trust was established in 1997 under the Landfill Communities Fund.

The trust supports a wide range of community and environmental projects throughout England and Wales. The money used for grants is made available through the Fund. Veolia has supported this initiative by contributing over £74 million since the Trust was established, which to date has been used to award over 2,000 grants to projects.

Applications are reviewed by the Trustees who make up our Board of Directors. They meet quarterly to consider applications and decide which projects should be supported.


You need to submit an application that does justice to your project and highlights how it is going to make a real difference to people’s lives or the environment.

The process of applying for funding is in three stages – 1. Know, 2. Prepare and 3. Apply. Links to these three stages can be found on on Veolia Environmental Trust's website, click here to be redirected.

Local Projects

Here on Merseyside the trust have funded many community and environmental projects, improving buildings and parks with the aim of providing opportunities and improving the community cohesion of Merseyside.

Rainhill Guides - Prescot

New Guide House - Grant: £94,883

Guides, Brownies and Rainbows now have a new home. It replaced a tired old prefabricated building in use for over 30 years and is designed to have a low environmental impact. It has an activity space, storage, kitchen, meeting room, and toilets. It is also available to other community organisations. The project was the 1000th supported by the Trust.

Bumblebee Haven - Liverpool

Wildflower Area - Grant £16,885

This pioneering project will give the city’s bee population a boost by creating wildflower meadows and natural habitat where they can live, feed and breed. Volunteers started it in response to the decline of bees in the UK. So far four meadows have been seeded, with others planned. The project’s ultimate aim is to create the UK’s first citywide bumblebee haven, with bee-friendly sites located across the city.