About our Foundation Fund
Since 2016, we've awarded funding grants to local projects and community groups.
Our Foundation Fund supports projects that:
- Help people to gain confidence through training and new skills
- Support families, children in need and projects that combat social isolation and disadvantage
- Provide young people with opportunities that they would not otherwise have
- Improve access to facilities and reducing isolation for the elderly
We also fund grants through the independent Gatwick Airport Community Trust.
Our Foundation Fund forms part of our sustainability policy - our Decade of Change.
What does our Foundation Fund support?
Support to widen horizons
Support for the elderly
Support for families in need
How to apply
Individual Community Foundations manage the fund on our behalf. They oversee the programme and assess all applications.
Each year, there are three rounds of grants. We split grants equally between Sussex, Surrey & Kent.
Unfortunately, the Foundation Fund is currently paused due to the impact of COVID-19. We're looking forward to supporting more causes very soon. Watch this page for updates.
Discover more in your area
We have supported 76 projects in Sussex so far, including the Posh Club in Crawley.
Sussex Community Foundation administer the Gatwick Foundation Fund in Sussex on our behalf.
We have supported 82 projects in Surrey so far, including the Merstham Community Café.
Community Foundation for Surrey administer the Gatwick Foundation Fund in Surrey on our behalf.
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.