Funding from Biffa Award through the Landfill Communities Fund is one of the most important sources of income for Worcestershire Wildlife Trust and has helped with conservation projects throughout the county.
Since 2008 we have received more than £406,000 in grants from Biffa Award through the Landfill Communities Fund.
About Biffa Award
Biffa Award gives grants to community projects near landfill sites; they build communities and transform lives. Since 1997, Biffa Award has awarded grants totalling more than £165 million to thousands of worthwhile community and environmental projects across the UK. The programme administers money donated by Biffa Group Ltd through the Landfill Communities Fund.
The Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) is an innovative tax credit scheme enabling operators (LOs) to contribute money to organisations enrolled with ENTRUST as Environmental Bodies (EBs). Since its inception in 1996, over £1.6 billion has been spent on more than 56,000 projects across the UK.
How funding from Biffa Award has helped wildlife
Some of our projects that Biffa Award have funded are...
Upton Warren - The Christopher Cadbury Wetland
Since 2012 we have received grants totalling over £153,000 for a variety of projects at this regionally important wetland reserve, including the replacement of bird hides and significant restoration work to the ponds and islands used by many breeding birds.
Merries Farm Meadows
In 2018 we received a grant of £17,654 to purchase these two small wildflower meadows in the Malvern Chase landscape area.
In 2015 we received a grant of £38,191 to carry out a programme of habitat improvements in this popular woodland site. These included pond restoration, forestry work and resurfacing the track.
Boynes Coppice and Meadows
A grant of £50,000 in 2015 allowed us to purchase three wildflower meadows in our priority Malvern Chase landscape area.
Lower Smite Farm
In 2014 we received a grant of £7,863 to replace a pond dipping platform used by schools and children’s groups.
Foster's Green Meadows
In 2013 we received a grant of £7,190 to fund habitat improvements at this National Nature Reserve.
Ipsley Alders Marsh
In 2013 we received a grant of £32,000 to help to improve community access on this ancient marshland close to the centre of Redditch.
Hill Court Farm
We received grants in 2008 and 2013 of £33,000 and £18,000 to help restore this large area of arable land to wetland.
Piper's Hill and Dodderhill Commons
In 2011 we received a grant of £49,464 to carry out a 2 year programme aimed at prolonging the life of veteran trees and restoring this regionally important site to wood pasture.