FCC Community Action Fund - England

The FCC Community Action Fund provides grants of between £2,000 and £100,000 to not-for-profit organisations for amenity projects eligible under Object D of the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF).

Only applications for projects sited within 10 miles of an eligible FCC Environment waste facility can be accepted, you can check if you are located near an eligible site by clicking Apply and completing the pre-application eligibility check.

Who Can Apply

We can only accept applications from the following types or organisations:

  • Registered Charity which operates a community facility
  • A Church or Parochial Church Council
  • A Parish or Town Council or a Management Committee or User Association acting on behalf of a Parish or Town Council
  • A Local Authority
  • A CASC Registered Sports Club

The FCC Community Action Fund is oversubscribed and we limit the types projects we will fund and what we will pay for. To help you plan your application please download and read our Guide for Applicants or click on Apply and follow the pre-application eligibility check.

All our grants require applicants to secure a contributing third party (CTP) payment. This is a very specific payment required to be paid to the landfill operator and should not be confused with match funding. Click the link above or download the guidance to learn more.

Application Rounds

The scheduled funding rounds for the FCC Community Action Fund are as follows:

  • 2020-1 Round opens on 18 December 2019 and closes at 5.00 pm on 4 March 2020.
  • 2020-2 Round opens on 18 March 2020 and closes at 5.00 pm on 3 June 2020.
  • 2020-3 Round opens on 17 June 2020 and closes at 5.00 pm on 2 September 2020.
  • 2020-4 Round opens on 16 September 2020 and closes at 5.00 pm on 2 December 2020.

The Board make funding decisions quarterly, approximately 3 months after the round closes.

CAF Guide for Applicants 2020-4