Connecting with our neighbours
We sponsor a range of local events that bring people together. We sponsor events like festivals, carnivals, awards and local sporting events. It gives us an opportunity to connect with our community.
We also partner in a range of events across the South East. Larger events and initiatives include youth activities, National parks and pride events. This allows us to play a positive role across a wider area.
Are you looking for a sponsor for your event? Get in touch, email our community team. We sponsor events that are inclusive and accessible to all.
Sponsoring local events forms part of our sustainability policy - our Decade of Change.
Our sponsored events include
Veteran Car Run
For several years we partnered with the Bonham’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run.
Our support enabled the event to pass through the heart of Crawley High Street and help promote the town centre. Thousands of residents and visitors attend this annual event.
We enjoyed three years as a main partner of Brighton Marathon.
We supported youth participants by waiting the entry fee and thereby increasing donations to Cancer Research UK.
Gatwick Fun Day
About the Gatwick Aviation Museum
Packed full of history, the aviation museum gives an up close experience to history. They host a unique collection of British aircraft and engines, from the First World War to the 1970's.
Our long term sponsorships
We support the team of volunteers that operate SERV across Sussex. They transport blood, blood products and other urgent medical items to the NHS.
CROYDON LEGACY YOUTH ZONE
We're a Founder Patron of Croydon’s new Legacy Youth Zone. This £6.5 million facility provides support for young people aged 8 to 19.
SOUTH DOWNS NATIONAL PARK
We have partnered with the Miles without Stiles programme in the South Downs. The aim is to increase the number of wheelchair accessible walking routes.
Find out more about
Our Charity Partners
Our charity partnerships support passengers and local communities. We've raised over £1 million for charity since 2015.
Our work with local schools
In 2019, we hosted 24 school groups at the airport. We support initiatives that promote careers in STEM - science, technology, engineering and maths.
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.