Funding opportunities

We are keen to support the activities of local community associations and projects and have funded local sports teams, church parishes and social groups over the past three years. The Viridor & Prosiect Gwyrdd Community Fund can provide financial support to community initiatives that operate in the Local Authority regions that make up Prosiect Gwyrdd; Caerphilly County Borough Council, City of Cardiff Council, Monmouthshire County Council, Newport City Council and Vale of Glamorgan Council.

£50,000 will be made available each year from April 2016 for 25-years. This represents the term of the Prosiect Gwyrdd contract for Viridor to handle the treatment of its residual (non-recyclable) waste at the ERF. Funding of projects is awarded on a set of criteria based around sustainability, local need, community involvement, value for money and education.

A Panel meets quarterly to review eligible applications to the fund and make the final decision on how monies from the fund are to be distributed. The day to day administration of the Community Fund is handled by Viridor. How the Funds have been distributed will be reviewed by Viridor’s Governance Committee on an annual basis.

Download the Guidance document
to learn more about the fund, eligibility criteria and how to apply for a donation

Download the Application form
to request up to £3000 for your community initiative.

Community Liaison

As part of our dedication to keeping the community up-to-date with activities at the facility we operate a local liaison group at Cardiff ERF which is attended by the local authority, local councillors, regulatory bodies, local community representatives and site management. The group meets every three months. For more details please contact us.

Education

We have a visitor centre on site at Cardiff ERF which can accept school classes, local groups and individuals on planned open days. For more details click here

Job vacancies

All our job roles are advertised on our website. Please click here for more information.