We take great pride in the active role we play in the communities near the airport and are delighted to report that hundreds of community groups and charities have benefited from our funding programme, the Glasgow Airport FlightPath Fund.
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 sum 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 in Renfrewshire, Glasgow and East and West Dunbartonshire.
The Flightpath Fund focuses its community investment in a number of areas including education, the environment and employment.
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 Manjinder 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 meetings
In 2014 the committee will meet to consider applications on the following dates:
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
FlightPath Application Form (DOC130KB)
FlightPath Guidelines (DOC38KB)