The Edinburgh Airport Community Fund will award up to £300,000 to local projects throughout 2024.
The fund was established to ensure local communities share in the success of Scotland’s busiest airport. It provides financial support to community groups and charities committed to improving opportunities, facilities, and services available to local people.
Objectives of the fund
Offer meaningful support to local groups, organisations, and charities in communities impacted by Edinburgh Airport’s operations
Make a positive difference to those who could benefit from additional funding and potential increased public exposure
Fulfil the airport’s aspirational commitment to be a trusted neighbour that provides tangible benefits to its community
Criteria for funding
The fund will consider applications from Edinburgh, Falkirk, the Lothians, and Fife that support and reflect material issues and deliverables contained within one or more of the four pillars of Edinburgh Airport’s Greater Good sustainability strategy.
Only non-profit organisations may apply (e.g. charities, community councils, local school groups, community interest companies). Priority will be given to proposals benefitting those living within the communities closest to the airport, or those most affected by aircraft noise and airport operations, and for initiatives relating to:
The mitigation against and reduction of the effects of a changing climate
The reduction of local, negative environmental impacts
Supporting local biodiversity, rewilding, and/or restoration of the natural world
The enhancement of local business, community groups and long-term sustainable partnerships in the airport’s surrounding area
Improving healthy working lives and increase upskilling and employment opportunities for the socially isolated, economically deprived, and/or otherwise disadvantaged persons
Improving care, expanding opportunity, providing shelter, and enabling rehabilitation of vulnerable groups in the community
Providing urgent, targeted, local support during the cost-of-living crisis
The fund aims to support not-for-profit organisations on projects that will leave a lasting, tangible impact. Special consideration will be given to projects that may become self-sufficient as a result of the support.
The fund does not support:
Consultant or specialist fees
Any other costs associated with administering an organisation
All applications are judged on their merits against the criteria. Please ensure you consult this fully before making an application. There is a cap on funding of £7,000.