Whitemoss Community Fund

Your community or environmental project might be eligible for a grant of between £5,000 and £75,000 as part of the Landfill Communities Fund
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Whitemoss Community Fund

Fund Overview

The Whitemoss Community Fund provides grants ranging between £5,000 and £75,000 for both community and environmental projects that are situated within a five mile radius of Veolia’s Whitemoss Landfill Site in Skelmersdale. The fund is part of the Landfill Communities Fund and is now administered by the Veolia Environmental Trust.

Who is eligible for funding?

The Whitemoss Community Fund awards grants to projects that improve community facilities and the natural environment. When considering your application, our Trustees will want to see that your project:

  • Promotes community action and wellbeing
  • Is inclusive and accessible to everyone and anyone to use
  • Inspires the creation of a sustainable carbon-neutral community space
  • Protects and enhances biodiversity and natural habitats


Project Location

To be considered for funding, projects must be within a five mile radius of the Veolia Whitemoss Landfill site in Skelmersdale. Please use the postcode checker below to verify your eligibility. 


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Whitemoss Community Fund Grants Scheme 

Our Whitemoss Community Grant Scheme is available to constituted not-for-profit organisations, local authorities and Environmental Bodies (EBs). Grants of between £5,000 and £75,000 are available to create or improve buildings or outside spaces for the benefit of the community.

Please download our Community Grants  Criteria for further details.


Nature Conservation Grants Scheme 

Our Nature Conservation Grants Scheme is only available to Environmental Bodies (EBs) who are already enrolled with Landfill Communities Fund regulator ENTRUST. 

Grants of between £5,000 and £75,000 are available to create or improve habitats under the ENTRUST Object DA guidelines.

Please download our Habitat and Biodiversity Criteria for further details.


Application Guidance

It is important that you apply at the right time, as only one grant application may be submitted per project site, in a 12 month period.

You can submit your completed application anytime from when the funding round opens to 12:00 midday on the closing date. Submit as soon as you are ready so we can review your application and let you know if you need to provide more information.


Application Guidance Time Table


 At the time you apply:

  • Physical works must not have started.  
  • All permissions must have been granted. Planning permission must be approved
  • You should have completed a community consultation exercise; finalised your project design/plan; have estimated costs and provisional timescales and; have secured other funding necessary for your project to go ahead.
  • You should have secured the 10% Contributing Third Party payment and be able to upload evidence of this within the application form.
  • We do not expect you to have sought quotes or started a tender process before applying. However, this information is required to be available within two months of a conditional funding offer being awarded.
  • If you are an EB, you must have already registered your project with ENTRUST. A registered Environmental Body (EB) is an organisation who is enrolled with our regulator ENTRUST. Your organisation does not need to be an EB to receive a grant from us.



For further information please ensure that you have read the following documents before starting your application:


Start Your Application

Once the above documents have been reviewed please click below to start an application