Landfill Communities Fund
The Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) (formerly known as the Landfill Tax
Credit Scheme) was introduced in October 1996 and enables landfill site operators to donate their Landfill Tax liability to
The LCF is regulated by ENTRUST (HM Revenue and Custom’s appointed Regulator) and funds are distributed via Environmental Bodies registered with ENTRUST.
Environmental Bodies, of which Solway Heritage is one, then distribute the funds according to rules laid down by ENTRUST and
the amount of Landfill credits at their disposal.
Solway Heritage's Environmental Body registration number is 761043.
What is Solway Heritage's Role?
Solway Heritage currently receives Landfill Tax Credits from Shanks
Waste Management Ltd (and has received Credits from other landfill operators in the past) which it can distribute
to eligible projects.
What sort of Projects can be funded?
Click here for a list of projects Solway Heritage has supported
through the Landfill
Projects must relate to Dumfries and Galloway and should be within a
ten mile radius of a licensed landfill site. A list of current licensed landfill sites in the region is included
in the 'Guidance Notes'.
They must also meet at least one of Solway Heritage’s own objectives:
- To secure the sustainable use, management, and enjoyment of the heritage and man-made
heritage, in particular the heritage of Dumfries and Galloway.
conserve and enhance buildings or artefacts of architectural or historic interest, particularly in Dumfries and Galloway.
- To conserve and enhance landscape and wildlife resources,
particularly in Dumfries and Galloway.
- To interpret and encourage
informed public access to the built, natural and cultural heritage, particularly of Dumfries and Galloway.
Solway Heritage must also observe the criteria
laid down by HM Revenue and Customs and ENTRUST in releasing any Landfill Tax funds.
Please see Solway Heritage's Guidance Notes for more detailed information.
How can I apply for Landfill Tax Funding?
Further information on the Scheme and Application Forms can be supplied in hard copy or by
email on request or can be downloaded by clicking on the links below. Forms have been updated to include the Application
Form and Appendix in one document so please apply using the Application Form for the Object most relevant to your project.
For assistance in deciding on the correct Object for your project or to make an appointment to discuss your application,
please email us at email@example.com or complete the form on the Contacts Page.