Community Grants

Cory Environmental Trust in Britain

Cory Environmental Trust in Britain (CETB) was established in 2003 as an Environmental Body, under the terms of the Landfill Tax Regulations 1996. CETB now has awarded grants to over 240 projects, with a total value of £9.1 million, funding a broad range of projects, from climbing walls to bumblebee surveys. Its Trustees seek to support projects that have as big an impact on the community as possible, reaching young and old, and everything in between. Owing to the fund being heavily over-subscribed, any projects relating to religious buildings must be able to demonstrate strong community use. The provision of public amenity, in particular relating to outdoor pursuits, will be given priority over restoration (Category E) projects.

The focus of CETB's activity to date has been in the vicinity of Cory Environmental's landfill sites in St Helens, Dudley, South Gloucestershire, Sevenoaks, Essex, Swansea and Wrexham. From 2007 projects have been funded in the London Borough of Bexley, where Cory Environmental has waste management operations.

Annual Reports
Download a copy of our recent annual reports to find out more about some of the successful projects CETB has supported:
Annual Report for 2015/16
Annual Report for 2014/15
Annual Report for 2013/14 
Annual Report for 2012/13 
Annual Report for 2011/12 

CETB - Applying for funding
In line with the Landfill Tax Regulations, CETB is able to support projects under the following objects:

A - Opening up access for the public to an area of land that has been closed or partially closed up to now
B - Cleaning up of land that has been polluted because of now ceased activity
D - Helping to improve, protect, provide and/or maintain land or a building as a public amenity
DA - Protecting the environment, and conserving or promoting biological diversity
E - Helping to preserve, maintain, restore and/or repair a religious building or one of historical or architectural interestFor projects relating to religious buildings, Trustees will be looking for evidence of strong community use. Category E projects are not currently a high priority for Trustees owing to the fund being heavily over-subscribed.

Download copies of application pack documents:
- letter for applicants
- download the application form
- word version of application form

The deadline for applications in 2016/17 are:

9th December 2016 for a meeting 17 January 2017

7th April 2017 for a meeting 16th May 2017

18th August 2017 for a meeting 21st September 2017

8th December 2017 for a meeting January 2018 (Date TBC)

Contact us
Angela Haymonds,
Trust Secretary,
Cory Environmental Trust in Britain,
PO Box 3138,

Telephone 01753 582513


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