About Enovert Community Trust

Enovert Community Trust provides grants to support community and environmental projects in a number of locations across the UK. The Trust provides funding to a broad range of projects that bring environmental benefits and have as big an impact as possible on the community.

The Trust distributes funds which are derived from a tax placed on the landfilling of waste and has distributed more than £33.6 million in grants to community and environmental projects to date.

Enovert Community Trust was established in 2003 as an Environmental Body (EB) under the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF). The Trust was previously called Cory Environmental Trust in Britain (CETB). Following the sale of Cory Environmental’s landfill and gas division, a new landfill operator, Enovert Management Limited, came into being in 2017. CETB was renamed the Enovert Community Trust to reflect the fact that the Trust now receives landfill tax credits from Enovert Management Limited.

Supporting community and environmental projects in a number of locations across the UK

Enovert Community Trust operates to fulfil the following objectives:

  • Funding of high-quality projects which bring maximum impact to as broad a section of the community as possible.
  • Funding of projects in communities that are located within ten miles of a landfill facility operated by Enovert Management Limited or within ten miles of a waste facility managed by the company. Many of these communities are disadvantaged compared to the national average and the Trust seeks to prioritise projects that improve community amenities in such areas.
  • Funding of projects that help deliver biodiversity conservation for UK species, but which also engage with the local community where possible.
  • Funding of projects that will deliver enhanced recreational facilities which are accessible for the whole community.

Landfill Tax is a tax on the disposal of waste to landfill. It aims to encourage waste producers to produce less waste, recover more value from waste, for example through recycling or composting, and to use more environmentally friendly methods of waste disposal.

A proportion of this tax can be diverted from Treasury by waste management companies such as Enovert Management Limited and used to support a wide range of environmental projects in the vicinity of landfill sites, through the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF), formerly the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme. Enovert Community Trust operates under the objects of the LCF, which is regulated by Entrust and receives landfill tax credits from Enovert Management Limited.

Entrust acts to regulate all activity that takes place under the Landfill Communities Fund.

Entrust’s main responsibilities are to enrol Environmental Bodies and audit their activities to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Landfill Tax Regulations.

Entrust also reviews all the work the Environmental Bodies wish to undertake by assessing the project work.

For more information on Entrust, click here
To download the Entrust guidance note on Environmental bodies and contributing third parties, click here
To download the Contributing Third Party decision tree for Environmental Bodies, click here

Enovert is one of the UK’s leading operators of waste management and landfill services in the UK. With twelve operational landfill sites, two composting facilities, three waste transfer stations and an anaerobic digestion facility, Enovert manages in excess of 2.3 million tonnes of waste per annum.

Enovert’s landfill operations and anaerobic digestion facility generate considerable amounts of renewable energy from landfill and biogas, contributing to the UK’s drive to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels.

The Enovert Community Trust receives an income of landfill tax credits from Enovert of approximately over £2.5 million per annum. The Trust endeavours to allocate funds to high-quality projects at its three annual meetings, with a view to making as many grants as possible. As a result of the Landfill Communities Fund, Enovert Community Trust has distributed more than £30.6 million in grants to community and environmental projects since its inception.

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