Staffordshire Environmental Fund has ended operations and will be wound-up in the first quarter of 2014. SEF was a private company limited by guarantee that was set up in 1997 to manage grant schemes. It has operated under the Landfill Communities Fund in Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent and has also managed grant schemes for the Coalfields Regeneration Trust, the former West Midlands Regional Government Office, Staffordshire County Council, the former regional development agency Advantage West Midlands and Stafford Borough Council.
Within all the grant schemes that it has managed the Fund supported 872 projects with grants totalling £17.8m whilst the total value of all projects was £112.8m.
Due to anticipated declining income as a result of amongst other things increased recycling, the Fund decided to plan for its closure and accordingly awarded its final grants in early 2013. It is anticipated that its closure will be completed by means of a Members' Voluntary Winding-up that will be commenced on the 24th January 2014 by My Martin Williamson of ipd in Stoke on Trent. This website will remain in operation until December 2015.
Until the 24th January 2014, SEF may be contacted on 01785 811600. From the 24th January 2014, contact should be made with Mr Williamson of ipd on 01782 594344 or by e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org
Grants under the Landfil Communities Fund
These grants will remain available from other Distributive Environmental Bodies. For projects located in Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent grant-aid may be available from one of the following:
Biffa Award [Managed by the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts]
Phone: 01636 670000
Veolia Environmental Trust
Phone: 01902 794658
Derbyshire Environmental Trust [For Lafarge Aggregates]
Phone: 01629 539182
More general information about the Landfill Communities Fund
can be obtained from its Regulator, ENTRUST
Phone: 01926 488300
Entrust's postal address is 60 Holly Walk, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 4JE