Augean Community Fund Criteria

Fund Overview:
  • The Augean Community Fund has approximately £500,000 available per year. The budget is funded by donations made by Augean PLC under the Landfill Communities Fund from its two landfill sites located near Thornhaugh and Kings Cliffe.
  • There are two deadlines for applications each year which can be found on GrantScape’s website.
  • Normally the minimum grant is £5,000. The maximum you can apply for is £50,000
  • Priority will be given to applications received for projects located within 5 miles of Augean’s Thornhaugh and Kings Cliffe landfill sites.
Contributing Third Party (CTP) Payment:

Each grant awarded will require a donation to be made to Augean Ltd so that the grant can be released by GrantScape. This is called a Contributing Third Party (CTP) donation. The CTP donation covers Augean’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 10 miles of either of the two landfill sites at Kings Cliffe and Thornhaugh. Please see the map available on GrantScape’s website.

Project Purpose:

Grants are available for community projects.

Grants will be available for capital improvement works to public amenity projects. Examples may include:

  • Village halls
  • Nature reserves
  • Village greens
  • Community centres
  • Public playgrounds
  • Cycle paths
  • Sports fields and facilities
  • Country parks
Public Access Requirements:

Projects must be available and open to the general public as defined by ENTRUST – as a minimum, for 4 evenings a week, or 2 days a week, or 104 days a year.


Grants will not be available for:

  • Community Shops
  • Membership-based sports clubs and facilities (e.g. bowls and golf clubs), unless membership is open to the general public without undue restriction
  • Commercial organisations
  • Individuals
  • Projects that are considered statutory requirements
  • Projects that are solely aimed to meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act
  • Core cost funding
  • Retrospective funding (i.e. projects that have already been completed)
  • Projects at schools, unless the general public can benefit from the project (please contact GrantScape before considering applying)
  • Bus services, minibus services, or vehicles
  • Projects at hospitals, or hospices, or day care centres
  • Any works to public highways
  • Staff posts and costs where they are not based, or specifically undertaking works, at the actual project site
  • Projects to deliver visual enhancements (i.e. ‘a view’), as this does not improve, maintain or provide a general public amenity
  • Village or town centre enhancements, such as walkways, street works or signage
  • CD’s, web-sites or remote interpretation about a site
  • Public car parks, unless they are specific to a general public amenity
  • Public conveniences
  • Allotments, or fruit growing projects
  • Charity buildings, offices of charities, Citizens’ Advice Bureaux and advice centres
  • Large scale perimeter / security fencing programmes that do not directly enhance the public amenity
  • Land purchase (unless there has been prior discussion with GrantScape)
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 and enjoyment 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

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