The Lancashire Environmental Fund (LEF or the Fund) was set up in 1998 as a not for profit organisation to support community and environmental projects within Lancashire with grants generated by the Landfill Communities Fund regulated by Entrust. Funds are provided by landfill operators SITA UK Ltd and Neales Waste Management and are enhanced by a 10% third party contribution from Lancashire County Council.
The Fund is an equal partnership between SITA UK Ltd, Lancashire County Council, Lancashire Wildlife Trust and Community Futures. Representatives from each organisation serve on the Fund's Board and Project Assessment Panel to ensure that the best proejcts throughout the county, which provide environmental, community and social benefits, are supported.
The Fund has allocated over £17m to more than 650 environmental and community projects throughout the county to date.