Glasgow Airport's FlightPath Fund was established in 2010 to ensure local communities share in the success of the airport. It provides financial support to community groups and charities that are committed to improving the opportunities, facilities and services available to local people.
To date, it has awarded in excess of £400,000 to more than 150 community groups and charities.
The FlighPath Fund focuses its investment in a number of areas including education, the environment and employment and community groups and charities in Renfrewshire, Glasgow and East and West Dunbartonshire are all eligible to apply for funding.
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 Paul Carey, Glasgow City Council
Councillors Iain Nicolson and Sam Mullin, Renfrewshire Council
The committee also has representation from Glasgow Airport, Scottish Business in the Community and the BAA 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.
In 2013 the committee will meet to consider applications on the following dates:
Friday 11 January
Friday 1 March
Friday 3 May
Friday 28 June
Friday 6 September
Friday 1 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 request and complete an application form by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.