Ibstock Cory Environmental Trust (ICET), an environmental body that provides funding to community and environmental projects has rebranded as the Ibstock Enovert Trust.
Ibstock Enovert Trust awards grants to fund a broad range of community and environmental projects that have as big an impact on the community as possible. The funds are derived from a tax placed on the landfilling of waste under the terms of the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF).
The change is taking place because the company which donates the landfill tax credits distributed by the Trust, Cory Environmental Resource Management, has recently rebranded as Enovert.
Since ICET was established in 2001, more than £7.7 million has been provided in grants to community and environmental projects.
Angela Haymonds, Trust Secretary of Ibstock Enovert Trust, said: "We are very excited to announce our new name, which reflects the change in ownership and rebrand of Cory Environmental Resource Management to Enovert, whilst also retaining the Ibstock name, which represents Enovert's strategic relationship with Ibstock Brick Limited at its landfill sites in South Gloucestershire (Shortwood), Sevenoaks (Greatness) and Dudley (Himley).
"As an Environmental Body under the Landfill Communities Fund, the Trustees are committed to supporting community and environmental projects across the UK, to offset some of the drawbacks of living in the vicinity of an active landfill site, which are often in areas of high social and economic deprivation.
"The Trust supports a broad range of projects including schemes to improve community halls, create new play areas and skate parks, or restore green spaces and natural habitats. Our existing funding programmes will be unaffected and Ibstock Enovert Trust will continue to support community and environmental improvement projects through the Landfill Communities Fund."
ICET was established in 2001 as an Environmental Body (EB) under the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF). Following the sale of Cory Environmental's landfill and gas division, a new landfill operator, Enovert, came into being in 2017. ICET was renamed the Ibstock Enovert Trust to reflect the fact that the Trust now receives landfill tax credits from Enovert.