Funding Criteria

Community Need
Applications must demonstrate wide community support and good quality consultation.

Value for Money
Applications must demonstrate that costs are reasonable and represent good value.

Applications must demonstrate their ability to successfully deliver the project. Applicants should also include funding confirmation, planning consents and project contingencies.

Applications should contain suitable maintenance plans and budgets.

Added Value
Applications should explain how the SLCF funds can lever in other sources of funding, utilise volunteers, enhance disabled access, add environmental and biodiversity benefits and attract Local Authority in-kind support.

Applicants will be asked to confirm the project site’s proximity to landfill sites or waste transfer stations.