Southampton Airport Community Fund
Southampton Airport is committed to minimising the impact that airport operations has on its neighbours and to run the airport responsibly.
The airport has established the Southampton Airport Community Fund Panel which invests charitable funds in community projects and initiatives in the local area.
The funds come from The Communities Trust, the airport operator's own charity, which was established over ten years ago.
The Southampton Airport Community Fund panel
All applications for support go through a short-listing process. The short-listed projects then go forward to the panel for further discussion.
The panel includes members from some of the companies at Southampton Airport, The Communities Trust, Eastleigh Borough Council, and Southampton City Council.
The mix of these members allows for independent discussions, the development of cross-organisation collaboration on community projects, and ensures the projects chosen for support are those which will have the maximum benefit across the local community.
When short-listing and reviewing applications, the panel looks for projects which fit the following areas:
- Projects benefitting those within very close proximity to the airport, in the areas most affected by the airport’s operation.
- Projects linked to the themes of environment, education and training opportunities for skills development (particularly for the 14 – 21 age group).
- Projects which enable the airport to give full support and actively get involved, rather than just giving financially.
- Projects in which the funds will support a whole project or particular element of a project, rather than contributing to a larger pot of funds.
- The value for money (costs v benefits).
- Projects in which the donated funds will potentially ‘unlock’ further matched funds from other organisations.
- Projects with a lasting legacy for the community, with on-going benefits in the future.
Grant application form (70KB DOC)
Read our Community Fund grant criteria.
For further information, contact Lucy Calvert at firstname.lastname@example.org