Important Notice regarding funding programmes
The Government’s announcement in November 2015 to reform the Landfill Communities Fund included measures to reduce the level of the fund itself by £20m.
The impact of this, along with the reduction in landfill tonnages, will see WREN’s income reduce significantly in 2016/17. As a result of this reduction the WREN Board have had to make difficult decisions regarding WREN’s funding programmes and has reluctantly concluded that WREN is unable to support separate programmes for Biodiversity and Heritage.
It is with regret that the WREN Board is withdrawing the FCC Biodiversity Action Fund 2016 and FCC Heritage Fund with immediate effect.
WREN understands that this will be disappointing news to organizations currently preparing applications but the reduction in funds means WREN must take action now to maintain funding across operating areas in the future.
The WREN Board still wish to support UK biodiversity and heritage however this will be done through a single LCF programme, which will encompass all WREN funding themes, details of which will be announced in due course.
Heritage Fund and BAF projects funded in previous rounds will continue to be funded through to completion.