We care about local causes and are proud to play an active role in our local community
We care about local causes
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.
Our Foundation Fund supports community projects that fight social isolation and disadvantage, raise aspirations, develops skills and improve health and wellbeing. Each year there are three rounds of funding split equally between Sussex, Surrey and Kent.
As part of the VINCI network, we support projects that bring people together. Our people work with community groups to build long term partnerships and develop projects that develop social cohesion and fight isolation .
Our charity partnerships support passengers and local communities. We have raised over £1 million since 2015. Now that is something to be proud of!
We've sponsored over 200 community events since 2015. This lets us connect with our community, and bring people together. Looking for an event sponsor?
Gatwick Airport Community Trust (GACT) is an independent charity set up by the legally-binding agreement between West Sussex County Council, Crawley Borough Council and Gatwick Airport.
The Trust is dedicated to supporting local communities through the funding of projects within those communities most affected by the airport and our operations.
As part of our legal commitment with our local authorities, we make an annual donation to the Gatwick Airport Community Trust. Local community groups and charities can apply for grants for specific projects. The Trust also receives money raised through noise fines set by the Government on aircraft that infringe noise limits at Gatwick.
We host regular engagement events for local community representatives.
This is an opportunity to meet members of our team to discuss the issues that are most important to local people.
It’s important to us to hear your feedback and concerns as this allows us to grow and make positive changes. Together we can make a real change.
One of the ways we can take part in community debate is the Gatwick Airport Consultative Committee (GATCOM). This is 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. They represent a wide range of interests including passenger service, tourism, environmental issues and much more.
GATCOM meets four times a year to discuss specific matters in more detail.