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Please note that the Fund is currently suspended due to the Covid-19 situation.

The Edinburgh Airport Community Fund is managed by the Community Board. They meet 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.

Face mask donation

Edinburgh Airport is donating £50,000 worth of face masks to local charity and community groups to help them with their response to the coronavirus. The 150,000 face masks are the EN149 type – they are 3 ply, non-medical and disposable.

Groups working in communities closest to the airport and with vulnerable members of society will be given priority. For example, poverty action groups, homelessness charities and other third sector organisations.

Organisations must be charities or other not-for-profit organisations.

Masks come in packets of 2,000 and each group can request up to 5 packets by emailing [email protected] with their charity/not-for-profit contact details.

Requests to be received by 14 December and masks will be sent to successful applicants.

Community Board members

  • Alex Cole-Hamilton (Chairman) - MSP

  • Seonaid Gow (Secretary)- Communications Coordinator, Edinburgh Airport

  • Louise McIntyre - Community Engagement Manager, Edinburgh Airport

  • Gayle Barclay - Environment Manager and staff representative, Edinburgh Airport

  • Lucy Henderson - Head Teacher, Hillwood Primary School

  • Sandy Legget – Air Navigation Solutions

  • Mark Foster – City of Edinburgh Council

  • Esther Elliott - Edinburgh West Workplace and Community Chaplain

Criteria for funding

Edinburgh Airport supports the community through funding local initiatives to support health and well-being, the environment and education. All applications are judged on their merits against the following criteria:

Community Fund Criteria