London City Airport has launched a new £75,000 Community Fund to support local charities and organisations that represent inclusive and diverse communities across East London.
Grants ranging from £300 to £3,000 are available for charities and not-for-profit organisations to enable significant and positive change for communities near London City Airport.
The London City Airport Community Fund concentrates on East London Boroughs of Barking & Dagenham, Bexley, Epping Forest District Council, Greenwich, Hackney, Havering, Newham, Lambeth, Lewisham, Redbridge, Southwark, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.
This Fund builds on the success of the 30th anniversary £30K Community Fund, where 15 recipients received grants up to £3,000. Read more about it here.
How it works
Applications are considered four times a year by a board of Trustees from London City Airport and representatives from the local community, as well as an independent chair. This means that with great local insight and expertise, the Trustees evaluate applications using their knowledge to ensure the greatest possible benefit goes to the community.
To qualify for any of the available Grant you will have to be a charity or not for profit organisation and your project is expected to adhere to the following criteria’s; London City Airports’ community focus areas to improve the quality of life in local communities by either:
- Building stronger, safer and healthier communities
- Creating more sustainable and greener communities
- Raising aspirations of East Londoners
- Creating pathways into employment
Applications from only the local area are eligible for consideration, please see list below:
- Barking & Dagenham, Bexley, Epping Forest District Council
- Greenwich, Hackney, Havering, Newham, Lambeth, Lewisham
Redbridge, Southwark, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest
Before applying for a Grant please read the Community Fund Grant making Policy here which has a more in-depth outline of the terms and conditions of the Grant.
Do you feel your initiative/project fits the criteria and the guidelines? If so, apply now.
We look forward to hearing your ideas. In case you have any further question you can contact us here.
Prospective recipients can submit their application from 22nd May 2019 and these will remain open on an ongoing basis, with the board of Trustees meeting four times a year to assess and make award decisions. If you would like to apply for the Grant, please ensure you submit application before the deadline. For application submission deadlines and grant announcements, please refer to the table below.
Application Deadline and Grant Announcement dates
|Application Submission Deadline||Grant Announcement|
|17:00 hrs 19th July 2019||2nd September 2019|
|17:00 hrs 25th October 2019||25th November 2019|
|17:00 hrs 17th January 2020||24th February 2020|
|17:00 hrs 17th April 2020||1st June 2020|