The DTS Phase IV Fund & the 2016 Producer Compliance FeeThe DTS Phase IV Fund and the 2016 Producer Compliance Fee fund have combined to make funding available to support local authorities and partner organisations. This funding is intended to support activities aimed at increasing the separate collection of household WEEE for reuse and recycling. Applications will be considered from waste collection authorities (WCAs) and waste disposal authorities (WDAs). All applications must be endorsed by a WDA with at least one publicly accessible designated collection facility (DCF) approved by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA). All funding from the DTS will be passported through the WDA specified on the application.
AssessmentAll applications will be assessed by a panel made up of the following: WRAP, British Retail Consortium, Tech UK, representative of the Devolved Administrations and a local authority representative body and chaired by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). Only information submitted on the application will be considered.
The completed form must be signed by a head of service or portfolio holder to confirm that the information supplied is correct and that there is senior management support for the project within the local authority. It must be signed by all project partners including the Waste Disposal Authority through which funds will be passported. All sections of the application form must be completed. Applications should be submitted to: email@example.com For further information please contact Rima Hussain, Waste and Recycling Team (DEFRA) on 0345 933 5577 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Taking into account the scope and cost of the project the following judgement criteria will be used by the panel to assess applications using a scorecard system which will include the following elements:
- Environmental benefits:
- Projected increase in separately collected WEEE
- Projected diversion from recycling to re-use
- Projected increased recycling/re-use rate of collected equipment
- Projected reduction of the occurrence of fly tipping of WEEE Social Benefits e.g. re-training and educational benefits, impact on low income householders, Community or third sector involvement
- Sustainability of key outcomes beyond period of funding, for example ability to be easily replicated or further developed
- Extent to which the project fosters cooperation and where appropriate contributions from partner organisations such as PCSs, waste management contractors and third sector
- Amount of innovation behind the proposal. Examples could be incentives to use the service or 'piggybacking' on other projects to reduce costs.
- Feasibility of project outline and resources, that includes a schedule of work with key milestones, named persons responsible for delivery of key milestones, details of resources allocated, communications strategy, risk management and contingencies
- Per DTS at Valpak (as of September 2017)
- An application for the DTS project fund must have the endorsement of a Waste Disposal Authority (WDA).
- All of the funding will be processed through the Waste Disposal Authority if the project application is successful, therefore, I would say that the application is led by the WDA.
- It is possible for a Local Authority to apply multiple times for funding as long as each project is different and endorsed by a WDA. This could be the same WDA for the different projects.
- Last year there were approximately 20 successful applications for project funding.
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