Our funding and grants

We aim to share the benefits of Gatwick to communities most affected by our operations

We're proud to support your projects

We focus on making a positive, lasting investment in our local area and across the region – that's West and East Sussex, Surrey and Kent.

Our aim is to share the benefits of Gatwick to the communities affected by our operations.

We provide grants and funding through the Gatwick Foundation Fund and the Gatwick Airport Community Trust.

We support a range of projects and initiatives across the South East

Our community work forms part of our sustainability policy

Funding local projects forms part of our sustainability policy - our Decade of Change.

Read more about our Second Decade of Change to 2030

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Our Foundation Fund

Since 2016, we've awarded grants to local projects and community groups. We support causes that benefit the young, the old and the disadvantaged.

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Our Community Trust

Since 2002, this independent charity has awarded grants to projects within the area of benefit in Sussex, Surrey and Kent. We support a range of projects through our work with the trust.

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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.

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Over £1m awarded through our Foundation Fund

Five short films showing just a handful of the community groups and charities that have received grants through the Gatwick Foundation Fund.
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Our funding supports projects like

Merstham Community Café

We have supported over 200 projects through our Foundation Fund, including the Merstham Community Café.

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CHARLWOOD SPORTS & COMMUNITY CENTRE

A grant of £30,000 spread over three years was awarded through our Community Trust towards the cost of building the new Charlwood Sports and Community Centre.

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VETERAN CAR RUN

We've sponsored over 200 community events since 2015. This includes the Bonham’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run.

Read more on our event sponsorship
We're looking forward to supporting more local causes Find out how

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Economy

£1.5 billion for the local area and region

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Community

200 grants for local projects

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Environment

Net zero direct emissions by 2040

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Consultation

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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.
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Our Charity Partners

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

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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.

Read more on our STEM programmes

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