Environment Trust

Cumbria Waste Group has an environment trust which provides financial support for environmental and community projects.

We allocate grants via our environmental body, Cumbria Waste Management Environment Trust.

The grants go to parish councils, local community groups and organisations for environmental and community projects in Cumbria.

To be eligible you need to be within a 10-mile radius of our landfill sites in Carlisle and Penrith. Don’t worry if you are unsure you meet the criteria because a quick telephone call to our office will help you decide if your project is eligible under this rule.

The grants range from a few thousand pound to tens of thousands of pounds. Significantly, in 2015/16 over £300,000 was awarded.

These include:

Harraby Community Theatre, Carlisle – a grant of £30,000 to buy retractable seating for the theatre.

Sunbeam Music Trust, Penrith – a grant of £25,000 to buy an environmentally friendly ground source heat pump, as well as an underfloor heating system for its Sunbeam Music Centre, which provides music therapy and qualifications for disabled and disadvantaged people.

Greystoke Play Area, Penrith – a grant of £15,000 to refubish this popular play area.

Penrith Cricket Club – a grant of £13,000 to buy new practice nets.

As well as providing support through the Landfill Communities Fund grant scheme we also offer help and advice to project applicants about further funding, relevant constitutions and project management in general.

We are here to help so please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.