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 2017/18, grants totalling £199,515.00 were distributed.

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.