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Airport's FlightPath Fund awards over £50,000 to nearly 40 community groups

Airport's FlightPath Fund awards over £50,000 to nearly 40 community groups

Glasgow Airport’s FlightPath Fund has awarded almost £52,000 in support to its neighbouring communities so far in 2022.

Over £90,000 has been made available in 2022 to help support groups and projects within the communities local to the airport.

A total of 39 groups, clubs and charities from a diverse range of areas have benefitted so far this year and the FlightPath Fund’s committee is urging more to come forward to apply for support.

Archie Hunter, Chair of the FlightPath Fund, said: “We have received a wealth of applications from across the many communities around the airport which support a wide and varied range of great causes.

“Whether you are part of an established club or group, or are looking for financial support to get a community or sustainably-themed project off the ground, we want to hear from you.”

Since 2011, the FlightPath Fund has awarded more than £1.7million to over 700 clubs, groups and community organisations.

Ronald Leitch, Operations Director at Glasgow Airport, said: “Being a good neighbour and actively supporting the communities we serve have always been key priorities for Glasgow Airport.

“Since its inception in 2011, the FlightPath Fund has been instrumental in ensuring the communities local to the airport continue to share in our success.

“I was really pleased to see the return of the FlightPath Fund after what has been a hugely challenging period for the airport and the wider industry, and it is heartening to once again see the Fund doing what it does best – supporting a diverse range of charities, clubs and local groups in need.”

The FlightPath Fund’s committee, which includes elected representatives from each of the four local authorities bordering Glasgow Airport, meets regularly throughout the year to consider all applications made and to allocate any agreed financial support.

Following the local authority elections in May, the FlightPath Fund’s committee welcomes four new members joining Renfrewshire Council’s Leader Iain Nicolson, who continues to represent his area.

East Dunbartonshire’s Depute Leader Calum Smith will represent his local authority on the committee alongside Councillor June McKay from West Dunbartonshire Council. Councillor Sam Mullin returns to represent Renfrewshire Council, while Councillor Anne McTaggart joins from Glasgow City Council.

The FlightPath Fund’s Committee is keen to hear from and support sustainability-themed projects aimed at improving the environment in the communities local to the airport.

The next meeting is on September 16 and applications must be submitted no later than three weeks prior to the meeting.

To find out more about applying for funding support, visit: FlightPath Fund | Glasgow Airport and download the application form and our funding guidelines.

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