Community and environment
Our community matters to Edinburgh Airport. We have a strong commitment to the communities around our airport and aim to address any issues of local concern.
Charity of the Year
Every year we partner with a different charity to help raise funds and awareness for their cause. By focussing on one charity we hope to maximise our impact, both in terms of the money we raise and the promotion and exposure we can give to the charity. We pride ourselves on the success of these partnerships and are delighted to have been awarded ‘Best Partner Relationship’ from the Institute of Fundraising for our 2018 partnership with Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance.
From Guide Dogs Scotland to Children 1st, we’re pleased to have raised over £300,000 since 2012 for charities across Scotland. Applications to be our 2020 Charity of the Year are now closed.
Each year Edinburgh Airport invites local school choirs to sing Christmas carols in the terminal. Schools are offered this opportunity to raise funds for their own causes, with 10 spaces available each year.
Please note applications are currently closed.
We publish a quarterly newsletter called Inside EDI, sharing relevant and interesting stories, including information about our Community Fund, new routes and destinations, and airport infrastructure developments. Download our latest issue of Inside EDI here.
Freephone noise line
In response to local requests, the airport established a freephone 24 hour telephone line for residents to raise concerns about noise. If you have concerns regarding noise, please call our noise line on 0800 731 3397 (freephone 24/7).
Noise insulation scheme
This was followed with the introduction of noise fining, whereby aircraft that break stated noise thresholds are fined depending on the level of infringement. In 2009 we launched a consultation on a Noise Insulation Scheme for those properties most affected by noise and we started insulating homes in 2010.
Corporate Responsibility Report
Edinburgh Airport has a Corporate Responsibility and Environment Policy and every year we publish a Corporate Social Responsibility report to provide information and data on our economic, environmental, social and community performance. You can read our latest Corporate Responsibility Report here.
The Edinburgh Airport Community Board meets quarterly to review funding applications from our local community. The Community Board consists of key representatives from Edinburgh Airport and the local community and they provide independent evaluations of applications.
Charities or community groups associated with members of the Community Board can still apply for funding, but the Community Board member must declare their involvement and withdraw from discussions and the decision-making process.
For more information, please go to Edinburgh Airport community fund
As part of Edinburgh Airport’s commitment to our local communities, we offer fundraising opportunities in the terminal each month. This is available to not-for-profit groups and registered charities within Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife. Due to the high number of requests received, groups or charities may only book one slot per calendar year, with the exception of our Charity of the Year which will be reserved the right to book one slot per month. Please read our full fundraising policy here, which includes details on how to apply.
As part of our commitment to give back to our local communities, Edinburgh Airport hosts work experience during the first full week of each month for 3 pupils from schools within Edinburgh and the Lothians.
The aim of our work experience placement is for pupils to gain an understanding of how an airport operates behind the scenes and to learn about each of the different teams involved in our daily operations. Pupils will spend time shadowing different teams throughout the week. These can vary depending on availability and operational needs but may include Airside Operations, Engineering, an airline, Special Assistance, Police, Airside Fire Service and Air Traffic Control.
If you attend a school within Edinburgh and the Lothians, you can find more information and an application form here.
As part of the work experience programme, the airport also trialled its first ever work experience tour for pupils with Additional Support Needs (ASN) in June 2019. Read all about the experience here.
If you would like to find out more information about how we can offer a tailored work experience for ASN pupils, please email [email protected]
We welcome your feedback about how we operate in our community. There are many ways for you to get in touch and let us know your feedback:
- Online: By filling out our Feedback form
- Text message: Start your message with EDIFEEDBACK and send to 80800
- Write to: Communication Team, Edinburgh Airport, Capital House, Edinburgh EH12 9DN
- Email: [email protected]
Edinburgh Airport Tower
Edinburgh Airport Tower to find out more about the tower and the criteria for changing the colour of the tower see here.