People in a forest planting tree saplings

Funding available for small and large environmental projects

Published : 18/09/23 | Categories: Funding |

We are pleased to announce that the next round of the Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme (LDTCS) is now open for applications.

The Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme (LDTCS) funds projects with a focus on:

  • biodiversity
  • waste minimisation and the reduction of waste to landfill, and
  • wider environmental enhancements.

The scheme is now open for applications for main grants of between £5,000 – £49,000 and ‘nationally significant’ projects with a value of between £50,000 – £250,000.


If you have a project idea which would benefit the community, check out your eligibility by visiting our website and using the map to see where eligible sites are.

The previous rounds of LDTCS have funded some great projects which are making positive environmental enhancements in their locality with the support of the community. Tiny Forest Caerffili – run by Climate Action Caerffili Gweithredu Hinsawdd – is one project that reached completion this summer. This biodiverse project succeeded in the planting of 600 saplings in Morgan James Park, Caerphilly.  The community were instrumental in the design and delivery of the project, providing invaluable assistance at every stage, with the help of over 400 people and pupils from several of the local schools.

Over two years of rewarding work on the Tiny Forest has resulted in a sanctuary for local wildlife. It’s also led to action against climate change through absorbing carbon and preventing flooding, providing long-lasting benefits to both the environment and the community.

Read more about the projects already running in Wales.


As well as the main grants of between £5,000 – £49,000, this round is also open to applications to the Nationally Significant grant, which offers funding for one nationally significant project with a value of between £50,000 – £250,000. The project will need to contribute to two or more of the fund’s themes, which you can read about on the LDTCS webpage.

We receive a high number of applications which makes the funding process very competitive. If you would like support and guidance in the development of a project you can contact your local County Voluntary Council.


If you have any questions about LDTCS please get in touch with the WCVA Grant Funds Team at

The deadline for applications is 24 November 2023. Successful projects will start early 2024.

For more information and to apply visit our LDTCS webpage.

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