When applying for funding from Ibstock Enovert Trust, it is important to demonstrate how your proposal will benefit your community. Your application will be more effective if you can outline who will be using your facility, how many members of the community will frequent it, and if you can demonstrate a real need for it in the local area. Letters of support are helpful, as is succinct information about your project, which will enable the Trustees to gauge its impact.
To access funding from the Trust, your organisation will need to either be registered as an
EB with ENTRUST, the scheme's regulator, or use Ibstock Enovert Trust's Distributive Environmental Body (DEB) status to register your project and handle the regulatory process for you. Whichever route to funding suits your organisation, you must comply with the following:
- Non-profit distributing. You don’t need to be a charity, but any surplus you make must be used to further your organisation’s objects. Surplus must not be used to pay dividends or other rewards.
- All permissions and consents required for your project must be in place before you submit your application.
- Your project should be deliverable within six months of receiving a grant.
- Located within 10 miles of a landfill site operated by Enovert Limited in Sevenoaks, South Gloucestershire or Dudley.
In line with the Landfill Tax Regulations, Ibstock Enovert Trust is able to support projects under the following categories, so please make sure that your project complies with one of the following objects:
- A - Opening up access for the public to an area of land that has been closed or partially closed up to now.
- B - Cleaning up land that has been polluted because of now ceased activity.
- D - Helping to improve, protect, provide and/or maintain land or a building as a public amenity.
- DA - Protecting the environment, and conserving or promoting biological diversity.
- E - Helping to preserve, maintain, restore and/or repair a religious building or one of historical or architectural interest.
If your project fits into one of the above categories you may be eligible for a grant from the Trust. In order to make your application as effective as possible it is important to demonstrate how your project will benefit your community.
The more information you can provide the better, so remember to include details such as who will be using the facility and how many people will benefit. For example, if you intend to build a new village hall, what will its catchment be and who will use it? If you can include letters of support, this helps to illustrate the need for it within your community.