National litter and flytipping fund to support landowners

Flytipped armchair in a field
Alan Robertson

A new grant scheme has been created as part of the 2023 National Litter and Flytipping Strategy to aid private landowners in deterring flytipping on their land.

Zero Waste Scotland is administering the funding, on behalf of SEPA, to aid private landowners towards interventions that will prevent flytipping on private land.

The fund aims to support innovative projects that will:

  • Prevent flytipping on private land
  • Engage local communities
  • Facilitate the reporting of flytipping and enforcement of existing penalties
  • Have social, environmental, and economic benefits

Who can apply for the Private landowners Grant Fund?

The funding is for private landowners to prevent incidents of flytipping on their lands.

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Maximum grant of £10,000
  • Project location must be connected to an area of private land
  • Proposed locations must have been flytipped within the last 12 months
  • Landowner based in the UK and completes the application themselves

The total value of the fund will be £50,000 and it will be managed by Zero Waste Scotland with SEPA. The maximum funding which can be applied for in one application is £10,000.

The applicant will be required to fund any costs that exceed the £10,000 maximum and are responsible for ensuring that they have the available finances to continue ongoing project costs if necessary.

The application form and grant guidance can be found here