As a responsible employer and neighbour, Glasgow Airport supports the local communities surrounding the airport.
We take great pride in the active role we play in the communities we serve and with hundreds of community groups and charities benefiting from the funding programme.
Established in 2010, the FlightPath Fund was set up with the sole intention of providing financial support to charities and community groups committed to improving the facilities and services available to local people. Since launching, the total granted to projects and activities has amounted to over £700,000.
The Glasgow Airport FlightPath Fund is designed to ensure the communities surrounding the airport share in its success. The FlightPath supports community groups and charities directly under the Glasgow Airport flightpath and covers areas in Renfrewshire, Glasgow (limited) and East and West Dunbartonshire.
The Flightpath Fund focuses its community investment in a number of areas including education, the environment and employment.
The Glasgow Airport Flightpath Fund consists of two sources of funding; Glasgow Airport Ltd and airport terminal collection boxes.
The Glasgow Airport FlightPath panel operates as an arm of the LHR Airport Communities Trust, the airport owner’s grant-making charity.
The committee meets every two months under the chairmanship of accountant Archie Hunter, who brings considerable financial expertise to the role with previous positions including senior partner for KPMG (Scotland) and past president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
To ensure the funding targets communities near the airport, the FlightPath committee consists of independent representatives from Renfrewshire, Glasgow, and East and West Dunbartonshire Councils.
Members of the committee include: Councillor Kath Ryall, West Dunbartonshire Council, Councillor Majinder Shergill, East Dunbartonshire Council, Councillor Judith Fisher, Glasgow City Council, Councillors Iain Nicolson and Sam Mullin, Renfrewshire Council.
The committee also has representation from Glasgow Airport, Glasgow City Council, Scottish Business in the Community and the LHR Airport Communities Trust.
Dates for 2014 meeting
In 2014 the committee will meet to consider applications on the following dates:
- Friday 24 January
- Friday 7 March
- Friday 2 May
- Friday 4 July
- Friday 5 September
- Friday 7 November
All applications must be submitted no later than three weeks prior to the meeting date. It’s easy to apply for funding support from Glasgow Airport, simply download your application form and email to email@example.com
FlightPath Application Form (DOC 130KB)
FlightPath Guidelines (DOC 38KB)