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Landfill Communities Fund



Important changes to Landfill funding from Solway Heritage -

Due to the amount of applications exceeding the funds available, the Landfill Communities Fund operated by Solway Heritage is closed to new applications.  The position will be reviewed in November 2015 and the Scheme may re-open then for a short period, if further funding becomes available.

Please note that in any event projects which will not be completed before March 2017 cannot be approved.

If you have any queries on the Landfill Communities Fund, please email Mrs Sheila Adams at

About the Scheme

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 environmental projects.

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 Communities Fund

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:
  1. To secure the sustainable use, management, and enjoyment of the heritage and man-made heritage, in particular the heritage of Dumfries and Galloway.
  2. To conserve and enhance buildings or artefacts of architectural or historic interest, particularly in Dumfries and Galloway.
  3. To conserve and enhance landscape and wildlife resources, particularly in Dumfries and Galloway.
  4. 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 or complete the form on the Contacts Page.

click here to download Guidance Notes for Applications

click here to download Object A application form

click here to download Object B Application Form

click here to download Object D Application Form

click here to download Object DA Application Form

click here to download Object E Application Form