About the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme

Landfill tax was introduced by the Government in October 1996. The tax places a levy on all waste (domestic and commercial) which is disposed of in landfill sites. By raising the cost of disposal it aims to encourage waste minimisation and the development of more sustainable waste management techniques. In addition the regulations allow landfill operators to redirect a proportion of the tax towards approved environmental projects through the Landfill Communities Fund.

The scheme is regulated by ENTRUST. Their role is to ensure that landfill tax credits are spent wholly in accordance with the regulations as laid down in parliament.

Since the WREF utilises landfill tax credits, Groundwork UK (the managers of the fund) and all organisations delivering WREF funded projects are subject to regulation by ENTRUST. In brief, this means that all grant recipients must be enrolled with ENTRUST as an Environmental Body (EB) and register their project with ENTRUST. As an enrolled EB, you will be required to report your activities to ENTRUST, as appropriate.

Please note that we can consider your application before ENTRUST enrolment and project registration have been received, but we will not be able to finalise any offer until ENTRUST requirements have been met.

For more details contact ENTRUST at:

Head Office
60 Holly Walk

Royal Leamington Spa
CV32 4JE
tel: 01926 488 300
Email: information@entrust.org.uk

Groundwork UK, the managers of the fund, can help you understand how the Western Riverside Environmental Fund fits within the wider Landfill Communities Fund. If you would like further information about this please contact the WREF Programmes Officer on 020 7922 1230.

For more information please contact us:
Western Riverside Environmental Fund
12 Baron Street, London, N1 9LL
Tel: 020 72781514, Email:london@groundwork.org.uk
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