The Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund awards grants to local groups to support community, social or environmental projects with a charitable focus. The Trust’s Area of Benefit concentrates on the areas most affected by aircraft operations. Each year, Manchester Airport donates £150,000 to the Fund. It also donates the money it receives from airlines who exceed the noise limits when flying out of Manchester Airport.
Awards for up to £5,000 are available towards your project. The Trust considers applications for particular items or work that allow projects to increase community benefit. The Trust prefers to offer part funding to complement groups own fundraising or grant raising.
The Trust will consider applications from not-for-profit groups or organisations working to improve the environment or social welfare in communities within their Area of Benefit.
Projects should offer open access to all and demonstrate wide, lasting benefit to all members of the community regardless of race, gender, age, ability or religion. The items or works you seek funds for should clearly bring community benefit. The Trust prefers to support groups that have volunteer involvement.
Deadline: Friday 3 September 2010