About the Trust

History of the Trust

Cumbria Waste Management Environment Trust (CWMET) was established in 1999 for purposes beneficial to the community, principally to enable efficient and effective distribution of grants arising under the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme, now known as the Landfill Communities Fund.

Cumbria Waste Management Environment Trust became a registered charity (Charity No. 1090965) on 6th March 2002 

It is also a Company Limited by Guarantee (Company No. 4282827) and therefore has a Memorandum and Articles of Association as its governing document. The Company was incorporated on 6th September 2001. Since 2013, its area of benefit covers parts of the local authority areas of Carlisle, Eden and Allerdale in the County of Cumbria.

Principal Activities

CWMET’s principal activity is acting as a grant distribution body funding projects within the local authority areas of Carlisle, Eden and Allerdale providing the project is within 10 miles of Hespin Wood (CA6 4BJ) or Flusco Pike (CA11 0JB).  Consideration may be given for projects within a 15 mile radius of these sites if there is a second fee paying site within 10 miles of the project.  Please telephone or email the office with the post code of your project for confirmation of the rules.  The grants are open to all Parish Councils, Community Groups or organisations, which are non-profit distributing bodies and not under Local Authority Control. They must have a constitution that allows them to support CWMET’s objects.

CWMET receives funding through Cumbria Waste Management Ltd and Lakeland Waste Management Ltd and is a Distributive Environmental Body within the terms of the Landfill Communities Fund. CWMET is regulated by the government regulator of Environmental Bodies, Entrust who is based in Royal Leamington Spa.

Office Base

The trust is based within Cumbria Waste Management Group, at Unit 5a Wavell Drive, Rosehill Estate, Carlisle, Cumbria. CA1 2ST. The office is staffed part time so please telephone for an appointment to ensure your journey is worthwhile.

Any post can be left at Cumbria Waste Management reception during office hours Monday to Friday or posted through the post box, out of hours, which is located on the right side panel behind the main front door.