Caird Peckfield Community Fund Eligibility Criteria

Fund Overview

Approximately £150,000 is available each year.

Grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 are available.

There are two application rounds per year.

Match funding is not required.

Organisations can only apply for one project per funding round (unless you are a Local Authority or a Town or Parish Council applying on behalf of another group).

Groups awarded funding must complete their project before they can submit another application to the Fund.

Contributing Third Party (CTP) Donation

Each Grant awarded will require a donation to be made to Caird Peckfield Ltd so that the grant can be released by GrantScape. This is called a Contributing Third Party (CTP) donation. The CTP donation covers Caird Peckfield Ltd’s costs in providing monies for the grant through the Landfill Communities Fund, plus associated fees.

In simple terms, each £11 of CTP donation will release £100 of funding for the project.

The application form asks groups to identify an individual or organisation who would be willing to make this CTP donation if they are awarded a grant.

Detailed information on why CTP donations are necessary, who can provide these and how to calculate the approximate amount required is provided in GrantScape’s quick reference guide: “Contributing Third Party (CTP) Guidance”. This document is also available as part of the online application pack.

Project Location

Projects must be located within 5 miles of the Peckfield Landfill Site (LS25 4DW). Please check your location on the map on GrantScape’s website.

Applications from outside this area may be considered, but these will be by direct invitation only.

Project Purpose

Grants will be available for community and environmental projects delivering capital improvements to public amenities.

Projects must comply with the requirements of the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF). If you are in any doubt whether your project meets these requirements, please contact GrantScape.

Examples of projects includes:

  • Refurbishing village halls / community centres
  • Upgrading public parks / playgrounds
  • Improving sports facilities
  • Village environmental schemes
  • Nature reserve works
Public Access Requirements

Projects must be available and open to the general public as a minimum, for 4 evenings (or equivalent) a week, or 2 days a week, or 104 days a year.


Grants will not be available for:

  • Retrospective funding (i.e. funding can only be requested for works that will begin / expenditure that will be incurred AFTER our funding decision has been made and a formal grant Contract issued)
  • Projects that are considered statutory requirements
  • Funding for core costs
  • Commercial organisations
  • Individuals
  • Membership-based sports clubs and facilities (e.g. bowls and golf clubs), unless membership is open to the general public without undue restriction (incl. restrictive fees, restrictive membership rules and nomination clause for new members)
  • Bus services, minibus services, or vehicles
  • Any works to public highways
  • Project that will only create / improve a website or remote interpretation about a site
  • Public car parks, unless they are specific to a general public amenity (e.g. a village hall car park)
  • Public conveniences (toilets within a community amenity that meets the Public Access Requirements above can be supported)
  • Private allotments
  • Charity buildings, offices of charities, Citizens’ Advice Bureaux and advice centres
  • Projects at schools, hospitals, hospices and day care centres
  • Village or town centre enhancements, such as walkways, street works or signage
  • Solar photovoltaic (PV) cells, and wind and water turbines
  • Community shops
  • Community radio stations
  • Scout / Guide facilities (or any other similar uniformed groups e.g. Boys Brigade, Cadets) with a single user group focus unless the Public Access Requirements, above, are met  (please contact GrantScape if your project is at one of these locations)

Judging Criteria:

The main criteria used when assessing applications received will be:

  • The level of community support for and involvement in the project
  • The local community benefit (social, economic and environmental) which will result from the project

Other factors will also be considered which must be demonstrated in the application:

  • The ability of the applicant to deliver the project
  • How the work will be continued after the project has been completed, i.e. its sustainability and legacy
  • Value for money

Priority will be given to projects that have:

  • All required permissions and / or consents in place
  • Secured the majority of any additional funding required for the project

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