FCC Community Action Fund

FCC Communities Foundation

Relevent Country: United Kingdom

Applications are now open for the FCC Community Action Fund to deliver amenity projects within 10 miles of an FCC Environment landfill site in the operating area.


Funds are limited, and their Board want to make sure funding is awarded to projects which best meet their funding criteria. Projects should be well thought out; offer value for money; be deliverable and sustainable; meet a defined and appropriate need; and show support from, and benefits to, the community.

  • Some applications are rejected because they do not meet their funding criteria;
  • More applications are rejected because they have not demonstrated how they meet their funding criteria.

Funding Information

  • Grants of between £2,000 and £100,000 are available for projects with a maximum total project cost of £500,000 including VAT (if relevant).

What they can fund?

They will accept applications for the provision, maintenance, or improvement of the following types of public amenity:

  • Village Halls and Community Centres
  • Public Play Areas
  • Publicly available Multi use games areas, skate parks and BMX tracks
  • Sport and recreation grounds including pavilions and clubhouses with full public access
  • Churches – community spaces only which are available for hire
  • Nature Reserves
  • Public gardens, parks, country parks and woodlands with at least dawn to dusk access
  • Museums

Eligibility Criteria

  • Only applications for projects sited within 10 miles of an eligible FCC Environment waste facility can be accepted.
  • They 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 they limit the types projects they will fund and what they will pay for.

Source: https://fcccommunitiesfoundation.org.uk/funds/fcc-community-action-fund