Helping improve quality of life in local communities
Each year, the London City Airport Community Fund awards £75,000 in grants, ranging from £300 to £3,000. These funds go to local organisations who are creating significant and positive change in diverse, inclusive communities across East London.
Since launching in 2019, the fund has awarded over £400,000 in grants to 120+ local charities and not-for-profit organisations, with an extra £50k going towards food banks during the pandemic.
To date we’ve awarded £86,000 to 20 organisations including Salaam Peace, West Silvertown Community Foundation, Powerhouse for Women and the Helping Disabilities Trust. Please view the press releases for the full list of grantees in 2023 tranche 1 and tranche 2.
How it works
Twice a year, the airport’s board of trustees gets together with representatives from the local community and an independent chairperson to consider applications. Gathering local insight and expertise helps us make sure we can offer the most possible benefit to the community.
Who qualifies for our Community Fund?
We welcome applications from charities and not-for-profit organisations whose projects aim to improve quality of life in local communities by:
Building stronger, safer and healthier communities
Creating more sustainable and greener communities
Raising aspirations of East Londoners
Creating pathways into employment
We consider applications from the local area only, as listed below:
Barking & Dagenham, Bexley, Epping Forest District Council
Greenwich, Hackney, Havering, Newham, Lambeth, Lewisham
Redbridge, Southwark, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest
How to apply
First, read the Community Fund Grant-making Policy to see full terms and conditions of the grant.
If you feel that your initiative or project fits the criteria and guidelines, you can apply now.
Or if you have any questions, please get in touch.
Deadlines and dates
You can submit your application at any time during the year. Our board of trustees meets twice a year to assess and award grants. See the latest dates below:
1st tranche 17:00 8th December 2023
w/c 19th February 2024
2nd tranche 17:00 hrs 3rd May 2024
w/c 15th July 2024