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Supporting Our Local Community

How East Midlands Airport Supports the Local Community

Support the local community

At East Midlands Airport, we have a long term commitment to make a positive difference to the quality of life in our local community and we pride ourselves on being only one of 58 UK companies to have been awarded the BITC Community Mark excellence standard. As well as being a good neighbour, we believe that supporting local and regional groups and charities is important to our long term success.  Find out more about how to get involved with the airport and the ways in which we can support you.

Engaging Communities

As part of our ongoing commitment to the local community, we are dedicated to building and sustaining a positive dialogue with our neighbours: informing, involving, consulting and reporting back to them.

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Charitable Giving

The East Midlands Airport Community Fund is dedicated to bringing lasting benefit to those areas most affected by the airport’s operations.

It forms part of our Community Relations programme, committed to minimising the impact airport operations have on surrounding communities.

Established in April 2002, the Community Fund has helped over 1,384 initiatives benefit from over £1,101,094.

Money from the fund has gone to a diverse range of projects from equipment for village halls to the development of a wildlife area, and most recently to provide help to those most severely affected by the impacts of Covid-19.

For more information about our eligibility criteria and how to apply please follow the link below to our Community Fund web page.

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Inspiring Young People - Work Experience

We have taken the difficult decision to cancel all work experience visits for the foreseeable future.

The Covid-19 pandemic is having a profound effect particularly for the aviation, travel and tourism sector. The Airport has a number of new Covid-secure rules and regulations in place. 

In order to protect our operationally critical departments and to ensure maximum social distancing throughout the airport, there are very strict protocols about who is allowed into our Airport Terminal building. 

Our current work experience programme is under review and as soon as Covid-19 restrictions and controls are relaxed we hope to re-instate a revised work experience programme. 

Meanwhile, we hope you understand and apologise that we are not able to accept work experience students at the current time.

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Inspiring Young People - Our Education Centre

After a period of closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are looking at how we can re-open the Aerozone safely for this academic year 2020/21.

Working with local educational settings and airport Health and Safety officers we are putting in place a number of measures to ensure the Aerozone is Covid-secure and we hope to welcome visitors back to the airport as soon as we can.

We are also looking at alternative ways in which we can reach out to local schools and would like to trial some ‘virtual’ online workshops in the near future.

Please get in contact if you would like your school to be involved – you can reach us on

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Investing In Our Colleagues

East Midlands Airport is committed to supporting our local community by investing in our colleagues. That is why all colleagues who take part in volunteering are able to dedicate 15 hours per year to community activities.

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Schools Arts Projects

East Midlands Airport is committed to working with a variety of partners across the East Midlands region, in order to deliver arts projects that have a lasting benefit to the local community.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Explore our frequently asked questions section for the most commonly asked questions around East Midlands Airport Community Support.

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