Applications to be Edinburgh Airport’s Charity of the Year for 2017 are now closed. The chosen charity will be announced in December 2016. Applications for the Charity of the Year for 2018 will open on 1 October 2017.
At Edinburgh Airport we are committed to supporting our local communities. In 2006 we established our Community Board to contribute to local projects and good causes, surrounding the themes of education, health and well being, environment and sport. The projects detailed below, are examples of recent projects awarded funding:
Green Ferry Trust
The Green Ferry Trust is a local environmental group and registered charity based in South Queensferry. The group is responsible for a number of local environmental projects including arranging street flower displays, litter picks and improving public gardens and green space. The Community Board funded a woodland plan for the group, which was used to develop a woodland area into a public green space. Volunteers gather to develop recreational activities such as bike trails and paths as well as tree planting to improve the local biodiversity.
Edinburgh Airport Community Board has sponsored the Lothian and Borders Police event in Corstorphine for the past five years. The event takes place annually over a four day period and aims to educate Primary 1 pupils (aged 5-6) on how to keep safe in various situations. The event is very popular with all involved, benefitting approximately 1000 pupils from 21 different schools.
The Traverse Theatre, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2013, applied to the Community Board for support with its learning project Class Act 50. Class Act 50 offers school pupils the opportunity to work with professional theatre makers in order to help improve literacy and self-esteem. The pupils are supported in writing and directing their own short plays with the final plays being performed in the theatre to the public. One lucky member of staff won two tickets to the final performance, and was very impressed with the pupils work, "The imagination and creativity of the schoolchildren was complemented by the attitude and performance of the actors involved. All round, all participants appeared to hugely enjoy the experience and the audience were equally entertained and appreciative."
To apply for funding, or to find out more about our community fund, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org