AmeyCespa Community Fund
Community is of upmost importance to AmeyCespa, which is one of the reasons the AmeyCespa Community Fund was launched.
All landfill operators pay a tax to the Government on every tonne of waste that is sent to landfill – in a bid to reduce the amount of waste disposed of this way. However the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) allows operators to offset a percentage of this tax (currently 6% of their liability) and give a proportion of it to organisations that are delivering community and environmental objectives.
The LCF aims to offset some of the negative impacts of living near a landfill site by allowing operators to a pay a proportion of their landfill tax liability to not-for profit organisations. These could be bodies delivering benefits to the general public, biodiversity or the environment within a 10 mile radius of a landfill site.
AmeyCespa launched the AmeyCespa Community Fund as its LCF and 6% of landfill tax liability is paid into this fund on a quarterly basis, currently around £150,000. Under LCF regulations, the fund is administered by independent organisation the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation.
For more information about the types of organisations and projects the AmeyCespa Community Fund can contribute to and the size of grants available visit http://www.cambscf.org.uk/AmeyCespa-fund.html.
If you would like to see some case studies, press releases and pictures from projects that have already received funding from the AmeyCespa Community Fund, click on the links below.
Histon and Impington play area
Oakington Sports Pavilion and Multi-Use Games Area
Gt. Gidding Village Hall Improvements
New Stage for St. Ives Youth Theatre
Barton Sports and Social Pavilion
New Tennis Court for Reach
Coton Village Hall Improvements