Stephen welcomes London City Airport's new Community Fund

Stephen has welcomed an announcement by London City Airport that it has launched a new £75,000 Community Fund. The airport hopes the fund will provide a financial boost to local community groups, charities and organisations, with a focus on East London.

Grants, ranging between £300 to £3,000, will go to initiatives that enable positive and significant change within the community and that represent inclusive and diverse communities across 13 different boroughs.

The airport is seeking applications specifically from groups that either:

  • build stronger, safer and healthier communities

  • create more sustainable and greener communities

  • raise aspirations of East Londoners

  • or create pathways into employment

The application process, details of which can be found here, has been developed so it is deliberately straightforward - to attract grassroots organisations and smaller charities.

Speaking after the launch of the fund, Stephen said: “I welcome this contribution from London City Airport to the local community. The Airport is a vital source of good employment in the area. I am pleased it has taken this new initiative, to offer much-needed funding to organisations doing a great job in our part of London.”

Prospective applicants with questions or queries can contact the Community Fund directly.