Grundon Waste Management Ltd

The hide at Coombe Hill nature reserveThe hide at Coombe Hill nature reserve

Grundon have given over £2 million to local projects in Gloucestershire over the past 25 years through the Landfill Communities Fund

For over 25 years Grundon Waste Management Ltd have been supporting us. Through the Landfill Communities Fund they have given over £2 million to local projects, such as the land purchase at Coombe Hill nature reserve and funding of the Trust’s Living Landscapes programme.  Generous sponsorship from Grundon enabled us to produce the Green Christmas Guide to encourage people to have a green and wildlife-friendly Christmas.

The Landfill Communities Fund is a fund designed to allocate the tax from landfill operators to benefit local environmental and community projects.This fund is currently under threat and we are lobbying at a national level for its protection, read more here.

We are committed to supporting local communities around our Wingmoor Farm site and in Gloucestershire.  We love hearing about local projects, many of which are extremely creative and it's great when we can support them

- Neil Grundon, Development Director, Grundon

Grundon also practice what they preach and manage part of their site at Wingmoor Farm near Bishop's Cleeve with wildlife in mind as it contains an excellent example of ridge and furrow, an old orchard and ponds and attracts a wide array of birds including barn owls.

Grundon is a third generation family business who actively support local communities. Here are just a few Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust projects that they have recently supported:

Kicking off the fund-raising appeal to purchase Daneway Banks nature reserve and protect the large blue butterfly in 2015.

Continued support of Coombe Hill nature reserve near Tewkesbury and the creation of a series of 'scrapes' (which are large shallow pools) which benefit wading birds, such as curlew, lapwing and redshank. This type of habitat has slowly disappeared from Gloucestershire and we are delighted that Grundon have not only supported the long term vision for the site, they also funded a bird watching hide so that people can get close to the birds and enjoy the thousands of wading birds that call this reserve home.