Cory Environmental Trust in Britain (CETB) was established in 2003 as an Environmental Body (EB) under the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF). The Trust provides grants to support community and environmental projects in a number of locations across the UK, and provides funding to a broad range of projects that bring environmental benefits and have as big an impact as possible on the community. CETB distributes funds which are derived from a tax placed on the landfilling of waste and to date has distributed more than £10 million in grants to community and environmental projects.
CETB operates to fulfil the following objectives:
- Funding of high-quality projects which bring maximum impact to as broad a section of the community as possible.
- Funding of projects in communities that are located within ten miles of a Cory Environmental landfill facility. Many of these communities are disadvantaged compared to the national average and the Trust seeks to prioritise projects that improve community amenities in such areas.
- Funding of projects that help deliver biodiversity conservation for UK species, but which also engage with the local community where possible.
- Funding of projects that will deliver enhanced recreational facilities which are accessible for the whole community.
CETB’s Trustees seek to support projects that have as big an impact on the community as possible. Projects must be able to demonstrate strong community use.
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/Bristol, Sevenoaks and Wrexham. An additional area of focus from 2007 onwards is the London Borough of Bexley, where Cory Environmental operates the Riverside Resource Recovery facility.
We are committed to supporting community and environmental projects across the UK.
These include improving community halls, creating new play areas and skate parks, and restoring green spaces.