GATWICK AIRPORT COMMUNITY TRUST INVITES GRANT APPLICATIONS
Gatwick Airport Community Trust (GACT) is celebrating its 21st anniversary and is inviting grant applications from local community groups and organisations.
The annual grants programme is open now and the deadline for applications is 31 March 2022.
This independent charity was set up through an Agreement between the local authorities and Gatwick Airport Limited who provide funding to support local communities. Over the past 20 years it has helped change many local lives and improved a wide range of community facilities right cross the area of benefit in parts of East and West Sussex, Surrey and Kent.
Last year it awarded a total of £200,661 to 96 successful applicants. Grants awarded covered all the eligible categories – young adults, children, the elderly, the disabled and disadvantaged, community and community facilities, environmental projects, sports and recreation and arts, theatre and music.
An additional grant of £5,000 was made to Crawley Youth Centre in memory of former GACT Trustee Raj Sharma. Raj was closely involved with the centre for many years and sadly passed away in 2021. The grant was used to purchase new equipment for the Boxing Club.
If you know of a local project that could do with some financial support, go to www.gact.org.uk.
Check to see if the project is eligible and if it falls within the Trust’s area of benefit. A map of the area of benefit can be viewed at www.gact.org.uk together with a full list of towns and villages in the area. Download the application form from the website, complete it fully and send it to the address on the form by 31st March 2022.
Please note that under the Trust’s eligibility criteria, grants will not be awarded for projects or events that take place BEFORE 1 July 2022 so the Trust is unable to support events planned for this year’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend.
Grant applications are assessed by a board of volunteer Trustees who all bring local knowledge and expertise to the Trust ensuring that the money is used to the maximum benefit of the local community.
(Due to reduced resources GATCOM has agreed to a request from Gatwick Airport Limites to pause issuing several quarterly reports one of which is for Horley overflights, therefore there will a delay in publishing these figures on this site)
Gatwick Letter to Residents- Aug 2020