Doncaster Environment Fund

Are you a local organisation, a school or a community group that wants to make an improvement to Doncaster's environment?

Doncaster Council is responsible for the management of waste and recycling from households and businesses in the borough.  The council works closely with specialist contractors to effectively manage waste in line with the Governments Waste Hierarchy i.e; reduce, re-use, recycle, recover and as a last resort dispose of the waste collected.

The contractors we work with want to help those in Doncaster who want to improve our environment by making funding available, specifically for projects which improve our local natural environment, reduce waste and increase recycling.

Funding is available to community, voluntary and environmental groups, charities and not for profit organisations who would benefit from financial assistance to deliver on projects that benefit our environment.

Further information about our contractors and the funding available can be found below. 

SUEZ Environment UK Ltd - Responsible for the collection of waste and recycling from homes and businesses in the borough. SUEZ's Environment fund 2020 made £15,000 available for environmental projects in Doncaster, information about the winners and projects funded can be found on the following page Doncaster Environment Fund. The deadline for 2021 submissions has now ended, but will be available again in 2022 and communicated widely.  Please check here for further updates. 

FCC Environment UK Ltd - Responsible for the management of Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) sites is working with Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham Councils.  FCC's Community Chest is available to help support community projects making environmental improvements benefiting the local environment.  £1,500 is available each year to support projects which aim to reduce waste and increase recycling and reuse within the local community.  Applications for funding must be submitted between 1st October and 31st December for funding projects in the following year.  All applications will be considered and all successful or otherwise will be notified 1st February.  

Renewi plc - Responsible for the treatment and recovery of BDR's (Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham Councils') residual waste.  Each year the Corporate Social Responsibility fund managed by Renewi provides assistance from the annual £6,000 fund available.  Community, voluntary or environmental groups, charities, not-for-profit organisations and education groups can all apply for up to £3,000 of the cash if their scheme benefits communities within a 3.5 km (as the crow flies) of the Manvers facility (Bolton Road, S63 7LL).  If further away, but still within Barnsley, Doncaster or Rotherham areas, you can apply for up to £1,000.

Projects can apply for 90% funding, with groups providing 10% matched funds.  In addition, groups can get up to 30 hours per year of volunteer time to help their schemes, providing where possible they can match the volunteer hours. More information and application forms are available on the BDR Waste Partnership website at and  Applications should be submitted by Friday 18th February.


To apply for the funding you need to complete and submit the appropriate Funding Application Form available in the Downloads and Resources Section on this page or contractors website. 



Please keep checking back on this page for available funding.






Last updated: 09 March 2022 09:47:05