Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
The FCC Scottish Action Fund is a program of funding for not-for-profit organizations to apply for grants under the Scottish Landfill Communities Fund (SLCF).
Landfill operators in Scotland collect tax on every tonne of waste that goes into their landfill sites. The Scottish government allows for a percentage of that tax to be diverted to the Scottish Landfill Communities Fund to support community, environmental, and heritage projects around landfill sites and transfer stations. The scheme is regulated by SEPA and FCC Communities Foundation Ltd is registered with them to administer and distribute the SLCF funding for waste and resource management company FCC Environment.
Types of Project for funding
They are able to provide funding towards the Objects of the SLFC:
Land Reclamation (Object A): The reclamation, remediation, restoration, or other operation on land to facilitate economic, social, or environmental use.
Community Recycling (Object B): Community based recycling, re-use, and waste prevention projects.
Public Amenities and Parks (Object C): To provide, maintain, or improve a public park or other public amenities.
Biodiversity (Object D): The conservation or promotion of biological diversity through the provision, conservation, restoration, or enhancement of a natural habitat or the maintenance or recovery of a species in its natural habitat.
Historic Buildings (Object E): The maintenance, repair, or restoration of a building, other structure, or a site of archaeological interest which is a place of religious worship, or a site of historic or architectural or archaeological interest and is open to the public.
Who can apply for funding?
For more information, visit https://fcccommunitiesfoundation.org.uk/funds/fcc-scottish-action-fund