East Midlands Airport supports a number of local charities and organisations through a variety of methods.
The East Midlands Airport Community Fund was established in April 2002 and since then over £750,000 has been awarded to 1000 projects, to bring lasting benefit to the communities around the airport.
The Community Fund is managed independently by a Community Fund Management Committee that meets six times a year, and is open to community groups within a defined ‘area of benefit’ that meet certain criteria.
The Fund is currently supported by an annual donation of £50,000 from the airport and through the fines imposed when aircraft exceed our strict noise limits. The Community Fund awards grants to support eligible projects that have a long-lasting community and/or environmental benefit and can award a maximum of £2,000 per application.
In order for an application to be successful it must meet at least one of the following objectives:
Has your application:
Please note that applications for Community Fund will only be considered if made using the form which is attached to this page. Applications will only be accepted once all supporting information has been received including financial records and company estimates/quotes for requested items.
|Application Deadline Date||Meeting Date|
|29th January 2015||10th February 2015|
|8th April 2015||20th April 2015|
|22nd July 2015||3rd August 2015|
|23rd September 2015||5th October 2015|
|25th November 2015||7th December 2015|
We are aware that there are many worthwhile community groups and projects that provide a lasting benefit to their local area. At East Midlands Airport we are committed to supporting as many of these as possible and working alongside groups to provide a positive influence to those areas around the airport site.
We receive a large number of requests for funding every month, and we try to help as many groups and projects as possible.
Support for local initiatives has long been a feature of our work and every year a range of local groups benefit from an airport grant. The aim of these grants is to contribute to the success of areas most heavily affected by our operations. For example we support local village fetes, art groups, local museums, sporting initiatives and many others besides. Sponsorship can award up to a maximum of £200 per application.
Please complete the sponsorship application form, which is found on this web page.
Sponsorship requests will be considered once a month, please see below for objectives:
Community Relations, Building 34, East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Derby, DE74 2SA.
In 2009, East Midlands Airport launched a new scheme with the aim of collecting any unwanted foreign currency or any sterling donations for a local charity, by placing collection boxes in the arrivals hall. The charity chosen by airport colleagues for 2015/16 is ABF The Soldier's Charity. Charities who have benefited from the scheme in the past include Rainbow's Children s Hospice, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance, When You Wish Upon A Star, Hayward House Cancer Care Trust, and Guide Dogs Derby, who have collectively received over £4500 from unwanted currency.