The Heathrow Communities Trust administers grants to charities and community groups in the immediate environs of Heathrow Airport. It is funded from four sources – an annual donation from Heathrow Airport Ltd, donations from other companies located on the airport site, staff fundraising, and noise fines. More than £7500,000 was available for grants during 2015.
2016 is the 20th Anniversary of the Trust, and a key time to join the Board in order to support and influence the plans for the Trust’s future.
Grant funding is available for community projects covering Communities for Youth (youth skills, aspiration and employability); Communities for Tomorrow (projects that help protect the environment and encourage sustainable development and eco education); Communities Together (smaller community focussed projects); and HAPi – Heathrow Active People in the community, a matched funding scheme for Heathrow staff to support community activities that they also give time to – from PTAs, to Scouts, to sports teams.
Grants are awarded for projects in the folowing Boroughs: Ealing, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Richmond, Runnymede, Slough, Spelthirne, South Bucks and Maidenhead.