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 and Object DA 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:

  • 2023-4 Round opens 20 September 2023 and closes at 5.00pm on 6 December 2023
  • 2024-1 Round opens 13 December 2023 and closes at 5.00pm on 28 February 2024
  • 2024-2 Round opens 20 March 2024 and closes at 5.00pm on 5 June 2024
  • 2024-3 Round opens 19 June 2024 and closes at 5.00pm on 4 September 2024
  • 2024-4 Round opens 18 September 2024 and closes at 5.00pm on 4 December 2024.

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

For more detailed information about what we can and cannot fund, and what you will need to provide if you want to apply please download the Guide for Applicants below.

CAF Guide for Applicants