Additional Funding for Local Authorities

England

(WPEG is no longer relevant)

Since 2008/09 funding to LAs has been through the Waste Infrastructure Capital Grant an un-ringfenced capital grant paid to upper tier authorities.  The grant which is payable until March 2010/11 is paid in recognition of the need to get front-end waste infrastructure, eg recycling and composting facilities on the ground in time to help England meet landfill targets. 

Northern Ireland

NI Assembly Rethink Waste fund established for the introduction of capital and revenue projects/initiatives that will boost recycling and reuse activities. 

Scotland

SG Zero Waste Scotland Fund provides funding to local authorities and Zero Waste Partner organisations in order to meet recycling and landfill diversion targets.

Zero Waste Scotland Food Waste Programme: £4 million funding (2011-12) to support separate collection of food waste.

Wales

Wales Assembly Government support:

Revenue Support Grant, Sustainable Waste Management Grant, Regional Capital access Grant, Procurement Support, support for Food Waste Treatment Hubs and via the Residual Waste Treatment Consortia.