Our support for local causes

We invest in local projects, events and charity partnerships

We care about local causes

We're proud to play an active role in our local community and across the region.

Our funding and grants aim to share the benefits of Gatwick to communities most affected by our operations.

We sponsor a range of local events with the aim of bringing people together.

Our charity partnerships support passengers and local communities.

We're looking forward to supporting more local projects.


Our colleagues support a range of causes

Our community work forms part of our sustainability policy

Supporting local communities forms part of our sustainability policy - our Decade of Change.

Our policy sets out our plan to invest resources in programmes and partnerships in the South East. We will also support those communities most affected by our operations.

Read more about our Second Decade of Change to 2030

We support local causes through

Our funding and grants

We support community projects both large and small. Over £1 million has gone to good causes through our Foundation Fund.

Read more on our funding and grants

Our Event sponsorships

We've sponsored over 200 community events since 2015. This gives us an opportunity to connect with our community, and bring people together.

Read more on our sponsorships

Our Charity Partners

Our charity partnerships support passengers and local communities. We've raised over £1 million for charity since 2015.

Read more on our charity work

Our work with the community

We value good relationships with our neighbours and the wider community across the region.

We engage in a variety of ways to find out about what matters to people; and keep them up to date about airport issues. We also work with community groups and industry bodies on a range of issues of interest and concern.

Gatwick Airport Consultative Committee

One of the ways we are able to participate in community debate is the Gatwick Airport Consultative Committee (GATCOM), the airport’s formal consultative body. 

It's run by West Sussex County Council with an independent chairperson and 32 committee members from groups across the region, representing a wide range of interests including civil aviation, passenger service, business development, tourism and environmental issues.

GATCOM meets quarterly, with appointed sub-committees to discuss specific matters in more detail.

We work with local groups across the South East

Airport engagement events

We host regular engagement events for local community representatives, supplying a behind the scenes view of the busiest single runway operation in the world and an opportunity to meet members of the Gatwick team to discuss the issues that are most important to local people.

If you represent the community in your area (e.g. neighbourhood, parish, town, district and county councillors) and would like to attend an event, get in touch with the team.

We're looking forward to supporting more local causes Find out how

Have your say on our future plans


£1.5 billion for the local area and region

More on economy


200 grants for local projects

More on community


Net zero direct emissions by 2040

More on environment


Explore our virtual exhibition

Launch exhibition


Take part in our consultation

More on consultation

Let's look forward, together

We can do this by making better use of our existing runways. But we can't do this without you.
Have your say in our consultation

Find out more about

Our support for local business

Our Economic Value report says a strong Gatwick could generate £8.4bn for the South East by 2028. That's the same as 50,000 jobs or 70,000 nurses.

Read more on our support for business

Our education programme

We inform, inspire and invest in young people and we open up the world of opportunities to everyone.  We offer help in developing the right skills for the right job. 

Read more on education

Our decade of change

We continue to work towards being the UK’s most sustainable airport. There’s still more to do. Our Decade of Change policy takes us to 2030.

Read more on our Decade of Change