Applying for an EMA Community Fund Grant
The 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 that airport operations have on surrounding communities.
Established in April 2002, the Community Fund has since helped over 1,570 initiatives benefit from £1,392,993 in funding Money from the fund has gone to a diverse range of projects from equipment for village halls to the development of wildlife areas.
All applications for a Community Fund grant are assessed by the independent Community Fund Committee, which is made up of three local councillors, an airport operator and an EMA representative. These members bring local knowledge to the Community Fund, ensuring the money is used to the maximum benefit of the community. The airport continues to make a £50,000 annual contribution to our Community Fund and this is topped up with any fines for noisy aircraft.