FCC Communities Foundation

  • FCC Communities Foundation was established as Waste Recycling Environmental in 1997.
  • We changed our name to FCC Communities Foundation in April 2019.
  • We are a company limited by guarantee (3368008) registered in England. We fund eligible projects under the Landfill Communities Fund and the Scottish Landfill Communities Fund.
  • We receive all of our funding from the landfill activities of FCC Environment, our donor landfill operator.
  • We are registered as Environmental Body 566176 under the Landfill Communities Fund, regulated by ENTRUST and as Approved Body SLCF/AB/006 through the Scottish Landfill Communities Fund, regulated by SEPA.

Our Board

Our Board meets up to four times each year to decide which applications to support and to develop our funding and operational policies.

Board Members

Gary Allen (Chairman)
Chris Ellis (FCC Environment)
Julie Fourcade (FCC Environment)
Susan Scott
Claire Sambridge

The Board objectives are for FCC Communities Foundation to fund environmentally-friendly projects which meet a proven community need, offer value for money and are sustainable. They expect projects to benefit the natural, social or built environment and make a positive impact on local communities.

FCC Environment

FCC Environment is one of the UK’s leading waste and resource management companies. Their approach is to minimise the amount of waste that ends up in landfill by transforming it into valuable resources wherever possible.

They became FCC Environment in 2012 when Focsa Services (UK) and Waste Recycling Group (both part of global infrastructure, environmental services and energy group FCC Citizen Services) came together under the name FCC Environment. They employ nearly 2,404 people across the UK and operate a range of waste management sites including material recycling facilities (MRF), energy from waste (EfW) plants and landfill sites.



The Landfill Communities Fund

In England ENTRUST are the regulators of the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) an innovative tax credit scheme which enables Landfill Operators to contribute money to Environmental Bodies like FCC Communities Foundation to fund projects that meet the objects of the LCF. ENTRUST regulates both our corporate activities and the projects we fund. ENTRUST are appointed by HMRC.


The Scottish Landfill Communities Fund

SEPA is the Regulator of the Scottish Landfill Communities Fund (SLCF), a tax credit scheme linked to Landfill Tax that enables landfill site operators to contribute to benefit community and environmental projects. SEPA are responsible for regulating the scheme and ensure Approved Bodies, such as FCC Communities Foundation, comply with the regulations. SEPA are appointed by Revenue Scotland.