Enovert Community Trust

Enovert is a waste management operator that supports local communities by funding projects through its community trust with income from the Landfill Communities Fund.

Enovert Community Trust’s story

Enovert is a provider of waste management services, with twelve operational landfill sites, two composting facilities, three waste transfer stations and an anaerobic digestion facility – managing over 2.3 million tonnes of waste per year. Enovert’s landfill operations and anaerobic digestion facility generate renewable energy from landfill and biogas, contributing to the UK’s aim of reducing our reliance on fossil fuels. In addition, sites like the one in Gloucester are being used for tree planting.

Waste management companies such as Enovert can also use a portion of the Landfill Tax (levied by government on the disposal of waste to landfill and disbursed through the Landfill Communities Fund, LCF) to support a wide range of environmental projects in the vicinity of landfill sites. The Landfill Tax itself aims to encourage waste producers to produce less waste, recover more value from waste, for example through recycling or composting, and to use more environmentally friendly methods of waste disposal.

Enovert Community Trust (ECT) operates under the rules of the LCF, receiving an income of landfill tax credits from Enovert of approximately over £2.5 million a year. ECT allocates these funds to high-quality projects, with a view to making as many grants as possible. As a result of the Landfill Communities Fund scheme, ECT has distributed more than £30 million in grants to local community and environmental projects since its inception.

Useful learnings from ECT

Organisations like Enovert Community Trust, and the many groups ECT comes into contact with through the Landfill Communities Fund, can make a significant, positive impact on hard-pressed communities locally by providing public amenities, improving energy efficiency and protecting habitats.

The LCF operates in a diverse range of communities and regions, many of which suffer from high instances of deprivation. Many LCF projects work directly to tackle deprivation by providing community assets and delivering schemes to improve social cohesion and community wellbeing. These projects are integral to the ‘green agenda’ and are intended to alleviate the financial and social hardships that people suffer from the ever-worsening effects of climate change.

ECT metrics

Funds invested in local projects and organisations.
Impact of projects in reducing social deprivation and environmental harm.
Helping to create and/or maintain jobs in local communities.
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