£50,000 up for grabs in airport's charity challenge
10 February 2012
Local charities and community groups are being given the opportunity to secure £50,000 worth of funding from the BAA Communities Trust.
The BAA Communities Trust, which is the airport owner's grant making charity, is an independent Trust. Funded by annual donations from BAA, it supports community projects near its airports – Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Stansted, Heathrow and Southampton.
The Trust has pledged to donate the staggering amount to a charity or community group for a project in the field of education, the environment and/or economic regeneration/employment.
Amanda McMillan, managing director for Glasgow Airport, said: "The challenge fund is a great initiative, especially in today's current economic climate. It provides a great opportunity for a local group to secure the financial support needed to get a community project off the ground.
"We really want to see this money spent in the local area on a project, which will benefit the wider community, so if you, or someone you know is part of a community or local charitable group with a project linked to education, the environment and employment, please get in touch."
If you are a local charity or community group seeking funding and you tick all the boxes below then why not apply?
Your project should:
- Create a significant and sustainable benefit to the community
- Target one or more of the following areas: education; environment; economic regeneration/employment
- Benefit a significant number of people
- Provide clear evidence that the project will fulfil a local need
- Provide clear evidence of the financial viability of the project.
If you would like more information about the Challenge Fund or to apply for funding from the FlightPath Fund then here's how: