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.
Please note that the Fund is currently suspended due to the Covid-19 situation.
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 Services
Mark Foster – City of Edinburgh Council
Esther Elliott - Edinburgh West Workplace and Community Chaplain
Community Fund meetings
Dates for 2020 meetings are as follows:
Friday 13 March
Friday 3 July
Friday 13 November
Criteria for funding
The Board has £147,000 to award to projects in 2019. 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:
Applying for funding
To apply for funding please complete the online application form. Funding applications must be received two weeks in advance of the meeting date to allow for registering and to be forwarded to Community Board members for pre-reading. Applications not received in time will be referred to the following meeting.
Please note organisations that are successful in applying for funding are not eligible to apply again for two calendar years where the beneficiaries would be the same.