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National Litter and Flytipping Strategy Private Landowners Grant Fund

03 Nov 23 1 minute read

A new grant scheme has been created as part of the 2023 National Litter and Flytipping Strategy to aid private landowners in deterring flytipping on their land.

What is the Private Landowners Grant Fund?

Zero Waste Scotland is administering the funding, on behalf of SEPA, to aid private landowners towards interventions that will prevent flytipping on private land. 

The fund aims to support innovative projects that will:

  • Prevent flytipping on private land
  • Engage local communities
  • Facilitate the reporting of flytipping and enforcement of existing penalties
  • Have social, environmental, and economic benefits

Who can apply for the Private landowners Grant Fund?

The funding is for private landowners to prevent incidents of flytipping on their lands. 

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Maximum grant of £10,000
  • Project location must be connected to an area of private land
  • Proposed locations must have been flytipped within the last 12 months
  • Landowner based in the UK and completes the application themselves

Full details on eligibility criteria can be found in the fund guidance.

What funding is available?

The total value of the fund will be £50,000 and will be managed by Zero Waste Scotland with SEPA. The maximum funding which can be applied for in one application is £10,000.

The applicant will be required to fund any costs that exceed the £10,000 maximum and are responsible for ensuring that they have the available finances to continue ongoing project costs if necessary. 

How can I apply?

It is advised that you contact SEPA ahead of completing the application form. Please email to discuss your application.

Please email one electronic copy of the application form (below) together with all supporting evidence to before 5pm Friday 8th December 2023.