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Published on : Friday, September 15, 2017
The fund was announced in April and created especially to mark the airport’s 30th anniversary year, supporting local charities and organisations which enable significant and positive change for communities near London City Airport.
A total of 75 organisations applied for the funding, including social enterprises, schools, charities, community organisations and not-for-profit organisations. Organisations from the London boroughs of Newham, Greenwich, Tower Hamlets, Havering, Barking & Dagenham, Redbridge, Waltham Forest and Bexley were eligible to apply for grants ranging from £300 to £3000.
Judges from London City Airport selected the successful projects based on their alignment with the airport’s own CSR priorities of Education, Employment, Community Engagement & Local Economy and Environment.
Example of projects which receive financial support include creative workshops for Roma refugees in Newham; an eco-garden at Manor Junior School in Barking and Dagenham; an architectural community project in Woolwich for NEETS (Create London); and the creation of a sensory space for children with special educational needs (SEN) in Waltham Forest (Lord’s Taverners).
Source:- London City Airport