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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.