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Project Criteria

Introduction

ENTRUST is the Regulatory Body that ensures that monies generated by the Landfill Communities Fund are spent in line with its quoted Objects and \criteria (project classification). A key component in its assessment is the “value for money” test that it applies to all proposals.

Its main tests requires projects to be:

    1. For the benefit of the public and/or public amenity.
    2. Within the vicinity of the landfill site i.e. within a 10 mile radius.
    3. The amenity or the organisation running it must not operate the site for the purpose of profit.
    4. It fits into ENTRUST’S stated Objects and Criteria (a fuller description is given www.entrust.org.uk).
    5. The project clearly demonstrates value for money.
    6. Projects that are capital related will only receive approval.

Amgen Environmental Body Ltd has to comply with the object and project criteria and must fit precisely into either Object A, B, D, E or F. The purpose of the Environmental Body is to prepare applications for the approval by ENTRUST and that it complies with all relevant regulations pertaining at the time of preparation. It has to ensure that funds are available so those projects can go ahead. ENTRUST will not award registration numbers to projects that are revenue based, for example travel costs, maintenance costs or other operating costs.

Amgen Environmental Body Ltd receives its landfill Community Fund monies from Amgen Cymru a local Landfill operator. The Environmental Body is allowed to use 90% of the Fund to support projects and a further 10% is required under the so called ''Third Party Contribution''. In it’s continued commitment to the local community there is the potential for Amgen Cymru to contribute additional finances towards the Third Party Contribution. In the event that additional 10% cannot be sourced externally, the organisation seeking support must find this money and then paid to Amgen Environmental Body Limited prior to the start of the project.

What does this mean for potential Recipients?

Amgen Environmental Body Ltd can not provide financial assistance for the preparation of all necessary documentation required for the submission of the project to ENTRUST. These may include architect plans and the fees associated with planning, building and disabled access regulations or any other regulation appertaining to your project. You must consider these costs before you apply for funding under the Landfill Communities Fund since projects can be refused. It is recommended that you initially prepare a short project brief outlining the project, benefits, value for money, indicative/budget costs and checking that it complies with ENTRUST’s eligibility criteria.

The list below is a quick guide to eligibility and project requirement:

1 The potential project must be within 10 miles of the landfill site (as the crow flies).
2 ENTRUST will only register that proportion of the project that complies with the criteria. If only 50% of the designated project fits the eligibility criteria the Environmental Body is only allowed to fund 50% of the cost. Each project must clearly demonstrate “value for money”.
3 The building or structure must not be used to generate and/or distribute profit, in other words your organisation must be “not for profit”.
4  In general, any park or amenity that is not available more than four evenings or two days a week, or less than 104 days in any one year would not be considered sufficiently open to the general public.
5 The building or structure must not be owned by the landfill operator.
6 The project must not discharge the local authority obligations.
7 The building or structure must be owned by the potential applicants or have a long lease at least 15 years. Shorter leases may be considered, but a special case has to be made. Amgen Environmental Body must cite the deeds or lease before the application can go forwards to ENTRUST. The applicants must have formal permission by the leaseholder for the project to be undertaken.
8 The project must not be used to discharge the responsibility of the Leaseholder.
9 Buildings or similar structures must comply with the fire regulations. These must be cited by the Environmental body.
10 Projects that require a building or structure to be  modified or adapted must have suitable architect plans and the required permission under the planning, building and disabled access regulations or any other regulation appertaining to your application
11 Projects that require a building or structure to be  modified or adapted must have a qualified project manager approved by Amgen Environmental Body Ltd. This person must have the necessary experience and expertise and relevant professional indemnity insurance. The Environmental Body must cite the latter.
12 Amgen Environmental Body Ltd can only pay for project work once a registration number has been awarded by ENTRUST. Payment of completed work can only be paid through the use of invoices. It is not allowed to provide up front funds to start a project.
13 Must fit into one of the Objects and Projects specified by ENTRUST.
14 No revenue projects will be funded.
15 No new build will be funded.
16 ENTRUST is keen on promoting recycled material in projects.

IF YOU HAVE DOUBT ABOUT ANY OF THE ABOVE STATED ELIGIBILITY, ASK AMGEN ENVIRONMENTAL BODY LTD.
For further information about the Objects and Criteria, consult www.entrust.org.uk.

Object A - Remediation of Land
Object B - Reduction of Pollution
Object D - Public Parks and Amenities,
Object DA - Conservation of Biodiversity
Object E - Restoration of Buildings of Architectural or Historical Interest
Object F - Administrative Services to another EB

Criteria

The objects listed below are only indicative and organisations wishing to apply for funding need to consult the ENTRUST website directly  (www.ENTRUST.org) or contact the Company secretary directly.

OBJECT A: Remediation of Land

This Object related to the remediation or restoration of land which cannot now be used because of a ceased activity. The work must be on a single site where there was once something that took place that now stops it being used. The site may have been contaminated in some way. The principle is that the person who polluted the land must not own or operate from the land. LCF monies must not be used to fulfil any statutory orders that the current landowner is under from the Environment Agency, or similar organisation.

When submitting an application, an organisation will be asked to confirm the following:

  • The ceased activity;
  • Who carried it out;
  • When it stopped;
  • How the person who polluted the land will not benefit (financially or through obligations being met); and
  • How the ceased activity caused or is causing pollution.

For further details regarding Object A projects, please contact the ENTRUST Project Registration Department.

OBJECT B: Reduction of Pollution

This Object related to the  reduction, prevention or mitigation of effects of pollution that has resulted, or may result, from an activity which has now ceased. An organisation must be able to demonstrate that the pollution identified by the project is directly linked to help mitigate, prevent or reduce pollution (as opposed to Object A that is concentrating on reclaiming or remediating the land, Object B focuses on the pollution itself).

When submitting an application, you will be asked to confirm the following:

  • The ceased activity;
  • Who carried it out;
  • When it stopped;
  • How the person who polluted the land will not benefit (financially or through obligations being met); and
  • How the ceased activity caused or is causing pollution.

For further details regarding Object B projects, please contact the ENTRUST Project Registration department.

OBJECT D: Public Parks and Amenities

The primary intent of this object is to facilitate the protection of the environment by the provision, maintenance or improvement of a public park or amenity as highlighted in Table 1. The site where the work takes place must be open and accessible to the general public. One of the key assessments to this object is the clear demonstration of “value for money”.

You will therefore be asked to confirm the following points:

  • How the amenity that you are providing, maintaining or improving makes the environment more pleasant or comfortable and/or improves the aesthetic qualities of an area for the general public;
  • That the park or amenity directly benefits the general public and they have open access to, or use of, it;
  • It is somewhere where the general public can go, join or use without any unreasonable limit or restrictions of use (or with “reasonable” access costs) being in place;
  • The costs of the project directly relate to the actual improvement, maintenance or provision of the identified park or amenity, rather than its management or its administration;
  • How the park or amenity is for the protection of the environment;
  • The project site is in the vicinity of a landfill site;
  • The works are not a requirement of a relevant condition placed on the Landfill Operator;
  • The park or amenity must be set up on a not-for-profit basis and any income made as a result of the LCF funded works must be returned to the EB as LCF derived income; and
  • The project is looking to work on a single park, amenity or defined area.
    For further details on public park or amenity projects which can be registered under the LCF, please consult the ENTRUST Guidance Note: D - Object D (Public Parks and Amenities) Guidance.

Table 1 - Type of amenity that Object D covers

Activity centre Cycle path Public play ground
Bridleway/public footpath General Public sports field Sports Facilities
Library Village Green Church Hall
Museum Village Hall Community centre/hall
Nature reserve public Woodland Country park
Public footpath Public park Museum
Canal works/waterways Zoos and public farms Other
Church/Place of Worship    

OBJECT DA: Conservation of Biodiversity

The primary intent of this objective must be for the conservation of identified species or habitats. It is best practice that the species or habitats in question are detailed in a Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) or a Local Biodiversity Action Plan (LBAP) and typical areas are highlighted in Table 2. If not, ENTRUST will be looking to ensure that the proposal is looking to protect a habitat or species that is otherwise deemed significant. The proposed costs of the work must be related to the identified species or habitats and the actual place where it naturally occurs.

You will be asked to confirm the following:

  • Which species or habitats are going to be conserved directly by the project going ahead;
  • The costs of the works solely relate to the conservation of the species or habitats; and
  • The costs of the works you propose relate to the place where the species or habitat naturally occurs.

For further details of projects that can be registered under this element of the LCF, please consult the ENTRUST Guidance Note: E - Object DA (Conservation of Biodiversity) Guidance.

Table 2 - The Categories that can be Funded under Object DA

Habitat Species
Lowland Farmland Fungi (including lichens)
Upland Birds
Wetland Fish
Lakes & Ponds Reptiles
Rivers Terrestrial mammals
Woodland Terrestrial invertebrates
Urban & Brownfield Marine-only species
Coastal Non-vascular plants
Marine Vascular plants

OBJECT E: Restoration of Buildings of Architectural or Historical Interest

The primary intent of this objective is to maintain, repair or restore a building or structure that must have listed status (or equivalent), where the general public can access the building. This objective does not allow works to private residences.

You will be asked to confirm the following:

  • The building or structure is open and accessible to the general public;
  • The works you propose are to repair, restore or maintain the structure of architectural interest (i.e. no new works); and
  • All the costs of the works relate to the actual place of worship or structure of architectural interest.

For further details on the requirements of an Object E project, please consult the ENTRUST Guidance Note: F - Object E (Restoration of Religious Buildings or Buildings of Architectural or Historical Interest) Guidance.

OBJECT F: Administrative Services to another EB

The provision of financial, administrative or other similar services by one organisation enrolled with ENTRUST to another. This objective allows an enrolled EB to provide certain services to other EBs. These services may include core administrative or similar services to assist in the running of the other EB.

You will be asked to confirm the following:

  • That your EB is going to provide a service to another EB, or you are going to pay a contractor to provide a service to another EB; and
  • You are not simply transferring money to another EB to cover its administration costs.

For further details regarding Object F projects, please contact the ENTRUST Registration Department.

 

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