Funding for environmental projects

Community Chest Fund

FCC Environment is working with Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham Councils to help projects which look to benefit the local environment.

The Community Chest Fund supports projects which aim to improve the reducing, reusing or recycling of waste within the local community.

Who can apply?

The Community Chest Fund is available to:

  • community groups
  • voluntary groups
  • environmental groups
  • charities
  • education groups
  • non-profit organisations

All applicants must have a constitution and bank account with auditable accounts.

The fund will be available to any environmental improvement project within each borough where the project involves improvements to waste reduction, recycling or re-use.

Types of projects that will be funded

  • Improvement to open spaces or public area which improve inclusive access for the local community and/or habitat for wildlife.
  • Support local environmental communication and education campaigns.
  • Equipment support for local clean-up projects.
  • Support recycling and waste reduction initiatives.

How much funding is available?

A total fund of £1,500 is available each year for projects in Barnsley.

Does your application meet the criteria?

All applications will be considered against the application criteria jointly by the FCC Contract Manager and the designated Council's Representative during January and all applicants, whether successful or otherwise, notified on 1 February.

Further information may be required from applicants.

Close attention will be paid to projects that will deliver the most benefit to the community they represent.

Not all applications will be successful.

How will my project be monitored?

A monthly update is required along with an end project report outlining the successes and aims achieved.

How to apply for the Community Chest Fund

You can apply for the fund by downloading an application form and emailing it to FCC Environment at

Alternatively paper copies are available at any of the Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham Household Waste Recycling Centres.

Applications must be made between 1 October and 31 December for funding of projects in the following year.

What should I do if I have questions about my application?

If you have questions about your application please email them to

FCC Environment will either respond via email or if requested to do so call you back to discuss.