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Our community

A vital supporter of the regional and national economy, we invest in our local community

We invest in our community

We have a strong programme of community investment and play a vital role in ​our ​​regional economy​.

We work with community groups across the region​ to address the social and environmental issues that matter most to local people. Bringing people together gives us an opportunity to connect with our neighbours​ and to help wherever we can​.

We're proud of our work so far
Supporting local causes

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We have a strong programme of community investment. We support a range of initiatives and events across Surrey, Sussex and Kent. 

Community support

Growing local businesses

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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.

Supporting business

Building our workforce

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

Developing skills

A sustainable future

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

Our Decade of Change

Our work with the community

We value working 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.

GAL Consultative Committee

One of the ways we participate in community debate is through the Gatwick Airport Consultative Committee (GATCOM), the airport’s formal consultative body, who meet quarterly.

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 services, business development, tourism and environmental issues. 


Airport engagement events

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

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

Contact our Community team