We are an independent charity

WORKING TOGETHER TO IMPROVE OUR COMMUNITY

Offering financial help and support

SUPPORTING LOCAL PROJECTS

Applications accepted for 2019

PROVIDING GRANTS FOR LOCAL COMMUNITY PROJECTS

About Gatwick Airport Community Trust
We are an independent charity that awards grants annually for deserving projects within the area of benefit covering parts of East and West Sussex, Surrey and Kent. In particular, funds are channelled to those areas where people are directly affected by operations at Gatwick Airport.
HOW WE CAN HELP
Examples of successful grant applications

Wishing Well programme

A grant of £2000 towards the Wishing Well programme for people with dementia and their families.

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19 Crawley Sqn RAF Air Cadets

19 Crawley Sqn RAF Air Cadets were awarded £2500 to purchase 4 new drums with full accessories.

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Oxted Young Persons Theatre

A grant of £1,500 to Oxted Young Persons Theatre to support their Silver Arts project for the over 65's.

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We are proud to support schemes that are targeted towards the development of young people, the arts, sporting facilities, environmental improvement and conservation, improvements to community facilities, volunteering, the elderly and the disabled.
The normal level of grants is from £1,000 to £5,000.
We’re here to help local projects get off the ground!
Each year we support schemes that benefit diverse sections of the local community in parts of East and West Sussex, Surrey and Kent.
2014

£173,574

Awarded to 148 applicants

2015

£188,347

Awarded to 141 applicants

2016

192,552

Awarded to 137 applicants

2017

£195,428

Awarded to 107 applicants

Our 2019 application programme is now OPEN!

Deadline for receipt of grant applications is:

28 February 2019
How to apply
We offer a simple application process

01
Read guidelines, check eligibility & area of benefit

To ensure you are eligible to apply for a grant, download a copy of the latest guidelines and check the map of the area of benefit.

02
Download application documents

To make an application, complete a grant application form and send it by Royal Mail Standard 1st or 2nd class delivery before the closing date

03
What happens next?

Your application will be reviewed by our board of trustees and a decision will be made.

The Application Process

Read and check eligibility and grant guidelines. Check the area of benefit.

Download the application forms and submit

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Some of the people we've helped
Successful grant applications
Dormansland Primary School

£1000 towards a new outdoor classroom at Dormansland Primary School.

Trinity Theatre & Arts Centre

£900 towards 'The Princess and the Pea' a new co-production by Trinity Theatre in Tunbridge Wells for children.

Kangaroos Mid Sussex

A grant of £500 to Kangaroos to provide a two night visit to Lodge Hill Activity Centre for younger children who have a range of very complex learning disabilities

The Lingfield Defibrillation Group

£1,000 towards the purchase and installation of an automated external defibrillator (AED) at Lingfield & Dormansland Community Centre

Our Trustees
The Trust is run by a board of nine trustees, all dedicated to supporting local community projects in the areas surrounding Gatwick Airport
We are an independent charity supporting local community projects