FCC Community Action Fund in England (UK)
The FCC Communities Foundation is inviting applications for the FCC Community Action Fund to deliver amenity projects within 10 miles of an FCC Environment landfill site in the operating area.
Grants of between £2,000 and £100,000 are available for projects with a maximum total project cost of £500,000 including VAT.
What they will fund?
The Foundation 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
Public gardens, parks, country parks and woodlands with at least dawn to dusk access
What they are unable to fund?
Projects which have already started
Purchase of land
Revenue or salary costs of staff including training and travel costs
Purchase or lease of vehicles
Projects located in buildings of charities, citizen advice bureaus, statutory service providers and any other building where the primary purpose is other than the provision of a public amenity.
Projects in hospital grounds, hospices, day care centres, residential homes, or sheltered accommodation
Projects located within schools or on school grounds
Projects located on allotments
Any work relating to car parks
Projects located at leisure centres, swimming pools or sports facilities that are owned and managed by a Local Authority
Scout Halls and other uniformed group HQs where there is no evidence of wider community use
Any works to public highways, roads (either on or off project site, adopted or un-adopted) pavements beside highways, roundabouts. This does not include recreational footpaths, bridle paths or cycle ways.
Litter bins, dog bins and lampposts
Projects involving Membership-only organisations where the general public (i.e. non-members) are unable to use the facilities
Village or town centre enhancements such as walkways, street works or signage
Projects to provide or enhance overnight accommodation or residential areas of any amenity
War Memorials that do not have full public access or are not located within a public park
Solar panels, or any renewable technology which generates income
Construction of new buildings or extensions to existing buildings
The Foundation will accept applications from the following types or organisations:
A 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
For more information, visit https://fcccommunitiesfoundation.org.uk/funds/fcc-community-action-fund