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

Projects that will be funded will demonstrate an improvement to open spaces or public areas.

  • 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?

Applications will be measured by the criteria of the FCC contract manager and the designated council's representative.

All applicants will be notified on 1 February 2020 whether successful or otherwise.

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.

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

Make sure that you send your completed application before 31 December 2019.